18 November 2012

Nigeria: Judgment Reaffirms My Belief in the Judiciary - FAAN MD

Mr George Uriesi, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) , says the judgment dismissing the contempt of court charge against him, has re-affirmed his belief in the judiciary as a true arbiter.

Uriesi's reaction is contained in a statement signed by Mr Yakubu Dati, the General Manager, FAAN Corporate Communications, in Lagos on Friday.

He said the judgment had also re-enforced his commitment to the on-going transformation of the aviation sector.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos had earlier in the day dismissed the contempt charge preferred against FAAN and its Managing Director, Uriesi.

The case was brought against them by Maevis Limited, a former concessionaire of the Authority.

The company was challenging FAAN over the termination of the Automated Operation Management System (AOMS) concession to it in some airports across the country.

It would be recalled that some months ago, FAAN enforced the termination of the AOMS concession granted Maevis for breaches in the agreement.

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