The Federal Government on Friday said it had commenced the Request for Proposals stage for the concession of Nigeria’s four major international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.

It said the move was in line with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (establishment, etc.) Act, 2005, as it informed all stakeholders, local, international and development partners that the Request for Proposals phase of the Nigeria Airport Concessions Programme commenced on June 1, 2022.

The Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the Minister of Aviation, James Odaudu, said in a statement issued in Abuja that shortlisted bidders had since been notified in writing and via the transaction portal, adding that the stage would close in September.

The statement read in part, “The RFP stage of the programme will close on September 5, 2022. All shortlisted bidders are thus encouraged to ensure that they make their submissions in a timely manner and as per the detailed guidelines included in the bidders’ package.”

It stated that the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, expressed confidence in driving a transparent concession programme to the competition before the end of the year.

Sirika was quoted as saying, “We are delighted to inform all stakeholders and indeed, all Nigerians, that a critical milestone in this programme has now been reached.

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