Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
The federal government yesterday shortlisted a consortium of A. J. Walters/Glovesly/Egypt Air for Aviation Leasing Company, and Ethiopian Airlines for the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at a bidders’ conference in Abuja.
The Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, Mr. James Odaudu, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja said: “In attendance were officials of the Ministry of Aviation, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Federal Ministry of Finance, Aviation Labour Unions, Transaction Advisers and prospective investors.
According to him, “at the end of the conference, one company, a consortium of A. J. Walters/Glovesly/Egypt Air was shortlisted out of three for the Aviation Leasing Company.
“For the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility, two companies namely; A.J. Walters/Glovesly/Egypt Air and Ethiopian Airlines were shortlisted out of seven that expressed interest.”
“Declaring the conferences open, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics and Chairman of the Project Delivery Team, Alhaji Muhammad Shehu said the event marked another phase of the government’s determination to ensure the realisation of the projects.
“He also assured of a transparent process leading to the actualisation of the projects which are being executed through public private Partnerships. He said the cross-stakeholder representation at the conference underlined the government’s commitment to transparency.”