FG ready to partner with state governments for improved airport facilities – Keyamo

The Federal Government has said it will be partnering with state governments to improve the facilities at the nation’s airports, maintain terminal buildings, and see how they could recoup their investments.

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo said on Friday when a team of delegates from the Nigerian Transportation Commissioners Forum – an appendage of the Federal Ministry of Transportation paid him a courtesy visit to his office today.

“It is good that you came, these are issues that we have been deliberating about, cooperating more with state governments to improve on facilities. I would like to see greater cooperation between our Ministry and state governments because most of these facilities are domiciled in the states,” Keyamo said.

He urged state governments to work out details for suggestions to improve airport facilities, as the Ministry is prepared to do so. “State government is our number one partner because we share the same goal,” he continued.

The delegation which was led by the Commissioner of the Ministry of Transportation, Cross River State, Ekpenyon Cobham, told Keyamo that the visit was the result of a conference meeting of Transportation commissioners to come and seek close collaboration through periodic consultation with the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development.

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Transportation Commissioners Forum, Chinwe Uwaegbute, further said the delegation was sent to the minister to improve on the relationship and synergy between the Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Transportation in the States.

“We just rounded up a two day summit for the inauguration of newly appointed Commissioners of Transportation. This delegation is sent to you to further improve on the relationship and synergy between the Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Transportation in the States.”

She added, “There are general complaints by passengers at the state due to shift or delay flights by airlines without regarding the rights of passengers or informing them.”

The association wished the Minister a fruitful leadership tenure as he pilots the affairs of the Ministry.

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