FG selects preferred bidders for airports concession programme

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The federal government on Wednesday announced selection of preferred and reserve bidders for Nigeria Airports Concession Programme (NACP).

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika while briefing newsmen in Abuja said the preferred bidder for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja is Corporation America Airports Consortium stating that the ENL Consortium has also been selected as the reserve bidder for NAIA.

He further said the preferred bidder for Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, is TAV/NAHCO/Project Planet Limited (PPL) Consortium, stating that Sifax/Changi Consortium has also been selected as the reserve bidder for MMIA.

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According to him, the preferred bidder for Maliam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, is Corporation America Airports Consortium.

He further said there are no reserve bidders for MAKIA as at the time of this announcement.

He said Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Port Harcourt, did not receive any proposals as of the RFP deadline close and as such has not had preferred and reserve bidders attached to it.

He said the next stage of the programme is the negotiations and due diligence stage, during which the Federal Government will invite preferred bidders to enter detailed negotiations with its representatives, with a view to developing a Full Business Case (FBC) before onward transmission to ICRC for review and approval.

Sirika said after successful conclusion of the negotiation and due diligence stage will the FBC and all other approvals be presented before the Federal Executive Council for final approval by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He said in line with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (establishment, etc.) Act, 2005, and global best practice, all stakeholders, local and international, development partners, and members of the media, that the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the Nigeria Airports Concession Programme (NACP), which came to a close on the 19th of September, 2022 has seen the emergence of preferred.

He said the reserve bidders for three (3) out of four (4) Airports and Cargo Terminals as approved for concession under the programme.