27th October, 2022
By Gabriel Agbeja
The Federal Government has announced the selected preferred and reserve bidders for the Nigerian airports’ concession.
Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, made the announcement when he addressed newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, the preferred bidder for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, is Corporacion America Airports Consortium, while ENL Consortium has also been selected as the reserve bidder for NAIA.
Sirika said the preferred bidder for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, is the TAV/NAHCO/Project Plant Limited (PPL) Consortium, while the Sifax/Changi Consortium has also been selected as the reserve bidder for MMIA.
He further said that the preferred bidder for the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, is Corporacion America Airports Consortium, while there are no reserve bidders for MAKIA for now.
The minister stated that Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Port Harcourt, did not receive any proposals when the Request for Proposal (RFP) deadline closed.
“The Federal Government, in line with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (establishment, etc.) Act, 2005, and global best practice, is ready to inform all stakeholders, local and international, development partners and the media on development regarding airport concessions.”
`The Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the Nigeria Airports Concession Programme (NACP) came to a close on the 19th of September 2022.
Sirika said that the ministry is in consultation with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and other stakeholders for the fourth airport asset which did not receive bids as at the time of the RFP deadline.
The minister said the process was a multistage process, adding that the final outcome of the NACP is yet to come.
“The next stage of the programme is the negotiations and due diligence stage, during which the ministry 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.
“Only after a successful conclusion of the negotiation and due diligence stage will be the FBC and all other approvals are presented before the Federal Executive Council for final approval by the Federal Government,” he said.
Sirika urged all participants who had responded to RFP to continue referring to the NACP website where all updates and relevant documentation, including updated FAQs, could be found.