ART Advocates PPP, Regulatory Approvals For Proposed Lekki Airport

Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) says “For the benefits to Lagos, we strongly advocate for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the need for the regulator, the NCAA and the Federal Ministry of Aviation, to give the necessary support and approvals for” the airport that the Lagos State Government has proposed to build in Lekki.
A statement from ASRTI further reads: “Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative whole-heartedly welcomes the decision of the Lagos State Government to build an airport in the Lekki axis to cater to the bourgeoning population and businesses around the Lekki industrial layout.
Despite prior promises and the potentials including the extensive plans for the development of the area over the years, the project never took off and the Lekki corridor continued to expand, creating congestion, logistic and traffic chaos, impacting the economic and business opportunities in the area.”
The foremost aviation NGO in Nigeria also called on “the relevant agencies and tiers of government, to as a matter of urgency, commence the repair of the Cenotaphs erected to honour the fallen air passengers at Lisa, Epe and Ejigbo respectively. These sites serve as a memorial of the dark history of our industry and to honour to our fallen citizens. Therefore, roads leading to these sites should be fixed for accessibility.”

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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