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Privatising Nigerian airports will lead to job loss

Posted 9 June 2016 · Add Comment

The privatisation of four Nigerian airports will lead to job losses according to stakeholder and publisher of Aviation Safety and Security, Alhaji Abdulyakeem Umar.

Umar has said that the concession of the airports is ill timed due to the country’s current economic crisis, and has urged the government to cancel these plans.
“It is totally wrong to concession airports because only four viable ones in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano have been selected. What happens to the 17 other nonviable ones that depend largely on these four airports? Anybody taking the four airports should go with the liabilities of the 17 nonviable ones,” said Umar.
Instead of the concession, Umar has suggested the government improve Yola, Jos, Akure and Makurdi airports by designating them as agro-airports to boost farm trade. 
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