22nd June, 2012
The Managing Director, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd. (SAHCOL), Mr. Olu Owolabi, said on Thursday that 15 of his workers had been dismissed in the past six months for stealing and other offences.
He told aviation correspondents in his office in Ikeja that the affected employees were sacked to drive home the point that the company had no place for those who indulged in nefarious activities.
“We have zero tolerance for theft, especially when it involves cargo,” he said.
Owolabi said that SAHCOL was working to improve service delivery, with the construction of an ultra-modern bonded warehouse which would be inaugurated next March.
According to him, all the components needed for the construction have arrived in the country.
He said equipment such as high loaders, push backs and trolleys were also expected in the country by July, noting that SAHCOL was not prepared to be an underdog in the industry.
On security at the airport, Owolabi said that the firm was taking it seriously and it took it two months to carry out secondary checks on its staff involved in ramp maintenance.
Instead of airport security officials searching vehicles manually, he urged the Federal Government to install gadgets that would detect explosives in them.
On the eviction of clearing agents from the NAHCO shed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Owolabi said their activities were not organised and only about 20 percent of them were genuine.
He said that their activities were becoming embarrassing and chaotic and needed to be sanitised.