SAHCOL Repositions with New Appointments

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By Chinedu Eze

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has announced that it aims to reposition the company with the new appointments made by its board recently.

The firm in a statement signed by its management said it wants to remain competitive and a leading IT driven handling company in Nigeria in order to take advantage of its modern warehouse, facilities for fresh farm produce for export and improved service for its clients.

To this end, SAHCOL board recently appointed Mr. Basil Agboarumi, as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Mrs. Boma Ukwunna, General Manager Cargo Services, Mr. Olaniyi Adigun, Sales and Marketing and Mr. Babatunde Afolabi, Information Technology and Business Development were also elevated to the position of Executive Director.

Agboarumi, joined the SAHCOL then a subsidiary of the Nigerian Airways Limited, as the Pioneer Staff/Head of the Public Affairs Unit.

After the privatisation and subsequent takeover of Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited by the SIFAX Group in 2009, he was appointed Head of Corporate Communications, with a mandate to spearhead the rebranding of the new Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited.

Afolabi is a graduate of Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 2015. He has extensive technical skills in Information Technology spanning programming languages, database, scripts, web designing, design tools and operating systems.

 On the other hand, Ukwunna, the new Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations is a 1997 graduate of Mass Communications in Delta State University, Abraka.

She holds a special Executive Master’s program in Business Administration which she obtained in 2011 from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. She is a fellow of the Ports and Terminal Management Academy of Nigeria and member of Nigeria Boma Ukwunna joined SAHCOL in 2014.

Olaniyi Adigun, Executive Director Sales and Marketing holds a B.Ed. Economics from the University of Port Harcourt in 1990 and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) in 19197 from the Lagos State University.

He commenced his career in 1993 with Nigeria Airways Limited as a Cabin Executive and eventually became a Marketing Officer within the Airline Sales and Marketing Department. In 2001, he joined Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited and was tasked with establishing the Marketing Department at the company.