The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani, has backed the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) drive in the aviation sector, saying the federal government should focus more on it to achieve a far-reaching and immediate impact on Nigeria’s economy.
Mr Hathiramani comment is coming against the backdrop of the move by the federal government to concession some international airports in the country.
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He said the COVID-19 pandemic was a particularly tough moment for the aviation sector and the country’s economy, hence that collaboration was key to reviving the economy.
The Dana Air boss made this remark during an interview with newsmen at the just-concluded Nigerian Economic Summit.
Hathiramani who was quoted in a statement by Dana Air said: “I quite agree with the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, that the role of the private sector cannot be overemphasised in creating wealth and prosperity and moving the country and its economy to greater heights.
“There is a need for a collaborative effort between the government, stakeholders, and the private sector towards addressing the constraints to value chain development, and we are glad to have contributed our quota towards the success of this year’s economic summit.
“Dana Air is playing a huge role in supporting and driving the economy, and for the 13 years that we have been operating in Nigeria’s aviation sector, our commitment has always been to support the government’s effort and to see Nigeria on the path of progress and economic sustainability.”