International airport operators across the globe are among bidders to run some of four Nigerian international airports out up for concession by the federal government.
The Ministry of Aviation disclosed this after the expiration of the bid submission process.
"The amount of response to the request for pre-qualification by highly reputable international airport operators across the globe is indicative of the level of confidence that people have in our concession programme" statement by the Ministry's spokesperson Mr. James Odaudu said in a statement.
"Like we promised from the onset, we remain committed to ensuring the highest level of transparency and accountability till the end of the process. This is because we believe that the programme is in the best interest of Nigerians as a people, and Nigeria as a nation" it indicated.
"The Ministry of aviation reminds all stakeholders that this is a multistage programme and that the RFQ stage will be followed with a Request For Proposal (RFP) which shall be published and sent directly to qualified bidders for their response," it noted.
"Qualified bidders shall be announced once the bid opening committee has received, opened and reviewed each submission based on the detailed Terms of reference (TOR) and RFQ guidelines contained in the RFQ bidders' package" the statement further stated.