Delta state Government, on Monday, formally handed over the Asaba International Airport to the management of Asaba Airport Company which emerged victorious in the concessioning bid.
The Asaba International Airport was concessioned to Asaba Airport Company in February 23, this year after a competitive bidding process.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Patrick Ukah who handed over the airport on behalf of the State, said that the transition period which started on February 23, had now ended.
Ukah disclosed that following the concession, the Delta government had withdrawn from the day to day management of the airport.
“We are formally handing over the Asaba International Airport to Asaba Airport Company. On February 23, this year, we kick started the transition period and that transition period came to an end today.
“From today on, the government of Delta State will withdraw from the day to day management of the airport which we are by this ceremony, transferring to Asaba Airport Company headed by Mr. Bisi Adebutu and his team.
“On behalf of the state government and the people of Delta State, l hand over the management of Asaba International Airport to Asaba Airport Company,” the SSG added.
Responding shortly after receiving documents concessioning the airport to Asaba Airport Company, Chairman of the company, Mr. Adebisi Adebotu thanked the state government for going through the process.
Mr. Adebutu noted that the six months transition period was a fantastic period for the company to understand the operations of the airport.
He said the the even marked the beginning of a god relationship that will benefit the state, the people and the concessionaire.