Tuesday 15 January 2013

FAAN maintains its ownership on Airport land dispute.

Aviation Nigeria

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) has responded to claims regarding a land dispute between the Agency and concessionaires.

This was made through a press statement signed by the General Manager Corporate Communications, Yakubu Dati.

Dati stated that the controversial property which is being used as a temporary car park at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport is the sole property of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The statement read: 
" About a decade ago, a concessionaire had requested for land for the development of a hotel and such was granted. However the transaction was subsequently enmeshed in controversy which resulted in arbitration.
The arbitrator awarded damages to the said concessionaire while the land remained FAAN property.

The concessionaire cannot therefore exercise legal right over the land but can pursue their interest i.e. monetary compensation as contained in the arbitrary award."

The statement is a quick response in the wake of disputes between the agency, and A.I.C Limited a company owned by Chief Harry Akande.

Yakubu Dati reminded the general public that the on-going development around the airport environment is for the general benefit of all and therefore overrides any personal or group interest.


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