Aviation experts flay land ownership at airports

Allowing individuals or corporate organisations to own land at the airports is a security threat, Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals has said.

The Secretary-General of ANAP, Abdulrasaq Saidu, in a chat with Financial Street on Tuesday, explained that all lands occupied by the defunct Nigerian Airways nationwide since liquidation were occupied by property buyers, who were not been paying till press time.

He also advised the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to carry our forensic audit in the sector to address the issue of revenue leakages.

Saidu said the issue deprived the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and government from getting the expected revenue.

He called the Federal Government to compel other parastatals to emulate FAAN’s Credit Control Department and the Task Force Revenue Debts Recovery Committee, set up recently.

Meanwhile, he condemned Bi-Courtney’s Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 Build Operate and Transfer agreements with the government.

Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole is a Transport correspondent. He reports Maritime, Aviation and Rail/Road Transport for Financial Street.

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