REBUTTAL RE- NIGERIAN PRIVATE AVIATION HANDLING COMPANY, SAHCO WORKERS BUSTED FOR RUNNING MULTI-BILLION NAIRA DRUG OPERATION IN LAGOS AIRPORT The attention of Skyway Aviation Handling Company, SAHCO PLC has been drawn to the malicious report by about how our company is involved in a drug peddling cartel. Let me say without mincing words that the report is FALSE and it is only a figment of the imagination of the reporter. Although, we serve as a gateway to Imports and Exports in Nigeria and we are proud to provide such world class facility in Nigeria, however, our role does not include verification, checking the content of cargo as alleged in this report. It is therefore fiendish and cruel to insinuate we run a drug cartel. Also, we want to make it clear to the public that all Government agencies, NDLEA, DSS, Quarantine, Airforce etc have unfettered access to our warehouse where they carry out their duties without our interference. It is therefore important to note that this is not the first-time suspects will be arrested within our facilities and we always cooperate with the agencies while they carry out their investigation without shielding anyone involved be it our staff, contractor or business partner. As a responsible company, we make available the latest technology to assist Government agencies to fight any form of crime within our facilities and we will not relent in doing that. We hereby advise the public to ignore this FAKE news that is being peddled by saharareporters.

By Olushola Okunlade

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC’s Kano station has been re-certified by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The re-certification was issued to SAHCO after it passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) standards audit conducted on the company in Kano.

The IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is an aviation specific audit for the global oversight of ground handling service providers (GHSPs). ISAGO focuses on the standardization of operational procedures and management thereby increasing harmonization of best practices among the ground handling stakeholders.

This re-certification, means that SAHCO’s Mallam Aminu Kano’s International Airport station has continued to model its operations to ISAGO standards, as a result committing to continue to operate to globally accepted industry best practices.

The Audits cut across Organization and Management (ORM), Load Control (LOD), Passenger and Baggage Handling (PAB), Aircraft Handling and Loading (HDL), Aircraft Ground Movement (AGM), Cargo and Mail Handling (CGM).

As already pledged to its clients (current and prospective), it is SAHCO’s resolve to continually provide quality and efficient Passenger, Ramp, and Cargo Handling Services in line with best practices and the highest International Standards to the delight of its customers and benefit of all stakeholders, utilizing State-of-the-art equipment, skills, procedures and facilities, and employing a dedicated workforce who are highly skilled.

ISAGO audit is essential to promote safe ground operations and understanding of high-risk areas within ground operations, the audit also eliminates redundant audits from airlines thereby promoting a uniform audit process and harmonized standards that improve quality standards in Aviation Ground Handling.

The duties of SAHCO involve all the actions that take place from the time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac to the time it is airborne, also ensuring that Ground Handling assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy, and safe manner, while deploying the right tools.

SAHCO Plc is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange that was incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling services provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990.



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