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FG Announces Preferred Bidders For Nigerian Airports

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.
The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has announced the preferred and reserved bidders for the concession of several Nigerian airports.

Sirika made the announcement while briefing the media at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja

He noted that, out of the four airports and cargo terminals approved for concession under the programme, only three met the deadline of September 19, 2022.

Sirika stated that the preferred bidder for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, is Corporacion America Airport Consortium, while ENL Consortium was selected as the reserve bidder for NAIA.

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He stressed that the preferred bidder for the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) Kano, is Corporacion America Airport Consortium. There are presently no reserve bidders for MAKIA.

The Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) Port Harcourt, did not receive any proposal at the close of the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Sirika noted that the ministry was in consultation with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and other key stakeholders to discuss the way forward for the fourth airport asset that failed to meet the deadline.

“The Federal Government, in line with the ICRC Act 2005 and global best practices, is ready to inform all stakeholders, local and international, development partners and the media on developments relating to the airports’ concession.

“The request for proposal (RFP) phase of the Nigeria Airports Concession Programme (NACP) came to a close on September 19, 2022.”

He stressed that the process was a multi-stage one, adding that the final outcome of the NACP was yet to be made available.

Oluchi Okorafor
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