Friday, August 27, 2021

Asaba Int'l Airport: DIDA Boss Says Concessionaire's Take-Off, A Welcome Development




.... Nmah Says, take-off is a Welcome Development Towards Economic Growth And Development.



By Victor Bieni, Asaba



The Chairman, Delta State Investment Development Agency And Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Investment Development Matters, Mr. Paul Nmah has Commended the take over of Asaba International Airport by the concessionaire, the Chairman, Asaba Airport Company, Mr. Adebisi Adebutu and team as he stated that the Initiative of the Delta State Government will boost Investment Development, economic growth and development.

Mr. Paul Nmah made this disclosure Monday this wey at the Asaba International airport in a media chat with newsmen soon after the handing over of the Asaba International Airport to the Chairman of Asaba Airport Company, Mr. Adebisi Adebutu and team.

The Asaba International Airport was a concession to Asaba Airport Company on February 23, this year after a competitive bidding process.

DIDA Boss noted that the taking off by the concessionaire is a welcome development. Also that state Government handing over of the Asaba International Airport to investors will further promote Investment development drives towards socio-economic growth and development of all sectors of the economy.
during the event on the handing over the airport to Asaba Airport Company on behalf of the state government, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah said the transition period which started on February 23, this year, has now ended following the formal handing over of the airport to the concessionaire.
"From now on, the government of Delta State will withdraw from the day-to-day management of the airport which the state government has, by the handing over ceremony, transferred to Asaba Airport Company".

“We are formally handing over the Asaba International Airport to Asaba Airport Company. On February 23, this year, we kick-started the transition period and that transition period came to an end today".



“From today on, the government of Delta State will withdraw from the day-to-day management of the airport which we are by this ceremony, transferring to Asaba Airport Company headed by Mr. Bisi Adebutu and his team.

“From tomorrow, you will begin to see changes in the airport and l think that this is a model that a lot of people in Nigeria, different state governments, and in fact, the federal government is also trying to study.


“This is because they never believed that it would happen but we have done it with the belief that the value will be for us all Deltans and Nigerians in general. So, l am happy.

“On behalf of the state government and the people of Delta State, l hand over the management of Asaba International Airport to Asaba Airport Company,” the SSG added.

Responding shortly after receiving documents concessioning the airport to Asaba Airport Company, the Chairman of the company, Mr. Adebisi Adebotu thanked the state government for going through the process of concession of the airport in a transparent manner.

Mr. Adebutu noted that the six months transition period which began on February 23, this year, was a fantastic period for the company to understand the idiosyncrasies of the airport, adding that the transition period also allowed the transition to be seamless.

In the words of Mr. Adebutu during the concession of the airport to the company, he said: "This is the beginning of a fantastic relationship that will benefit the state, the people, and the concessionaire. we assure the state government that we will not betray the confidence reposed in us".

“I thank the state government for going through the process of concession of airport transparently and for giving us the opportunity and believing in us to make the changes that are due".

“The six months transition period was a fantastic period for us to understand the idiosyncrasies of the airport and to allow the transition to be seamless".

“I believe that when you wake up tomorrow, all you are going to see is a positive change and nothing negative, there will not be a deterioration of service".

“We have started making changes already and we have also enjoyed the support of the state government even in the things that need to be done".

“So, I think this is the start of a fantastic relationship where the state will benefit, the people will benefit and we will benefit".

“We will not disappoint you. In the next few weeks and months, you will start to see the things that we have planned coming to effect and those changes start to manifest by the grace of God".

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