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National Assembly to probe MMA2 concession, technical advisers


Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

National Assembly’s joint committee on aviation yesterday disclosed plans to investigate the concessioning of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal two (MMA2).

This, it said was part of measures to resolve the lingering face-off between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Bi-Courtney Aviation Service Limited (BASL).

The committee, at a meeting with aviation workers in Abuja yesterday, also promised to investigate the process that led to the emergence of the Technical Advisers for the concession plan of all 22 federal airports across the country.

The Federal Executive Council had recently approved the concession of four international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, in the phase one of the airport concessioning arrangement.

But the Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Union of Pensioners (NUP) kicked against the plan, describing it as skewed against the interest of over 6000 workers who would be affected by the exercise.

Sources at yesterday’s meeting with the lawmakers said it was a fruitful session that brought out various aspects, which the unions felt were ignored when the ministry embarked on the concession.

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