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Asaba Airport Concession, Another Monumental Fraud – Delta APC

The Delta State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has described the recent concession of the Asaba International Airport to a private consortium as a “monumental fraud”.

The Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led State government had on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, signed an initial 30 years agreement with the concessionaire. A development which had drawn public criticism, with the state opposition party kicking against the deal.

A statement by the party obtained by this medium and signed by its Publicity Secretary (Caretaker), Mr. Sylvester Imonina, Esq., read thus.

Delta APC concurs with the saying that “government has no business in business”. This would mean that, the business of any serious minded government is to provide enabling environment for private businesses to thrive.

It is on this above premise, Delta APC supports any government that is transparent in concessionaire public properties. Unfortunately, the fraud called “concesioning of Asaba Airport”, will go down in history as the greatest bleak, shady business, and economic coup against Deltans!

It is an affront to common sense that an Airport (business) wherein more than N40billion was invested, was concessioned for N4billion, and to yield N100million annually because of vested interests. A mathematical calculation of the above figures shows that Deltans will not recoup the expended incomes  for the concesionning in the near future, how much more make profits from it!

It is shocking to note that there was no advertisement nor publicity and/or adequate information on plans by the government to concession the Airport. This is attributable  to the vested interests of the cronies of the government and evil desire to enslave Deltans.

They see it as another “isiagware” of theirs! In other words, the concesioning was done in bad faith, and solely to enrich kleptomaniacs in government circles.

Delta APC challenges the Delta State Government to put in the public domain, wherein there were publications on the planned concesionning of the Airport. Also, the government should show to Deltans the companies and/or corporate bodies that partook in the exercise, and how much each of them bid.

We call on Deltans and all people of goodwill to kick against this obvious shenanigans, called “concesioning of Asaba Airport”.

Deltans, arise and claim your future and the future of your generations yet unborn.

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