Tuesday 23 October 2012

No ambiguity on ownership of GAT -Ministry of Aviation

The Ministry of Aviation  has debunked rumors that the reconstructed GAT belongs to Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd. In a statement by the Special Assistant (media) to the Minister of Aviation, Mr Joe Obi, he said that the area where GAT is located has never been part of the area concessioned to Bi-Courtney Ltd. 

The agreement with Bi-courtney has a Survey Plan clearly marked in Square metres and the area of the GAT was never contemplated to be part of the area leased to Bi-Courtney. The statement further reads ”Nigerians can vividly recall the dilapidated and decrepit state of the nation’s airports,  including GAT prior to the assumption of office of the current Minister. Today 11 airports, including the GAT are an elegant testimony of the desire and determination of the current Minister to give Nigerians what they truly deserve-airports of their dreams that compare to any such facility anywhere around the world”.

Regarding allegations that there are subsisting court orders restraining anybody, including FAAN which is the Landlord of all Federal airports in Nigeria from further development of the GAT, we need to stress that the cases are still on-going. In fact, our case is currently before the Court” He said
The newly remodeled 2.8 Million passenger capacity General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was commissioned on Monday.

Courtesy: Citizens Platform


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