Daily Trust (Abuja)

5 March 2012

Nigeria: Aviation Handling Company Receives N2 Billion Support Equipment

Lagos — The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (Nahco aviance) has received Ground Support Equipment (GSE) worth N2 billion, a statement from the company said.

The statement said that about 325 different types of the GSE ordered last year have started arriving Nigeria.

"The equipment are made up of two units of wide body push back, 6 units of motorized conveyor belt, 12 units of passenger step, three units of motorized toilet bowser, 12 units of Ground Power Unit (GPU), four units of Air Start Unit (ASU), 80 units of container dollies, 100 units of pallet dollies as well as 40 units of baggage carts," the statement said.

In addition, a total of 17 different types of forklifts made up of four units of five tons, three units of seven tons, eight units of three tons and two units of 12 tons have also been received.

Receiving the equipment at the company's headquarters complex Lagos, the Managing Director, Mr. Kayode Oluwasegun-Ojo, said the equipment purchase was part of the company's transformation project which entailed infrastructural renewal and re-fleeting of GSEs.

He said that besides delivering service efficiency, the company's gesture was also to support the Federal Government's vision for airport modernization and open up the much-needed investment in the aviation sector.

"We at Nahco aviance Plc should be at the forefront of change and to attain this, we must move at the speed of change," he said.

He reiterated the importance of aviation to economic development, saying the industry currently offers the fastest commercial means of moving goods and persons.

He thanked the company's clients, airlines and other customers for their support and encouragement, saying "they have proved to be worthy partners to Nahco aviance and to the entire aviation industry even in the face of the infrastructural challenges currently being addressed by the Minister of Aviation."

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