L-R: Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO Plc), Mrs. Boma Ukwunna; Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO Plc, Mr Basil Agboarumi; Non- Executive Director, SAHCO Plc, Dr. Oluropo Owolabi; Vice Chairman SAHCO Plc, Barrister Chike Ogeah; Non-Executive Director, SAHCO Plc, Barrister Kayode Filani; and Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, SAHCO Plc, Mr Olaniyi Adigun as the new corporate logo is unveiled at the Clients Appreciation Dinner held in Lagos.
The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has been commended for its consistency in delivering quality services and ensuring professionalism in the discharge of its duties.
Speaking at the Clients Appreciation Dinner organised in Lagos recently for its customers, various participants from airlines and cargo sub-sector, lauded the ground handling company for improving aviation ground handling business in Nigeria and assured the management of their utmost loyalty to the company.
Mr. Murat Ozcan, Vice President, Ground Operations, Arik Air, in his feedback comment, said that without SAHCO, the airline would have been in a bad state.
He explained that the relationship between the airline and the ground handling company was beyond business partnership, stressing that SAHCO stood firmly behind it during its challenging period.
Also commenting, Mr. Getmet Hiwat, Country Cargo Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, described the company as a wonderful company worthy of emulation.
Hiwat explained that the ground handling company was the best in all the countries it operates into and urged it to continue in that tradition.
Besides, Mr. Percival Uwechie, Airport Manager, Etihad Airways stressed that the airline had been with SAHCO since operating into Nigeria.
He said that since the company started handling its services in the country, Etihad has not had any challenges with the company and charged the management to continue in that stead.
“I want to congratulate the management for continually discharging quality services to its clients. It has been a honour working with SAHCO and even if we had any other choice, we won’t do it differently.
“The company is distinct from the others in the industry. SAHCO has set a very high bar for itself, which would be difficult to meet by any competitor and I can tell you, they can’t afford to go below the current standard.”
Mr. Chris Paul of Ajulo Cargo said that with the distinction created for itself by the company, SAHCO’s shares would be a sold out.
He assured that his company would buy some shares of SAHCO currently in circulation.
Besides, Mr. Kingsly Nwokoma, the Managing Director of Cargolux, lauded the company for its futuristic approach by expanding its warehouses even when there was no need for that.
He also observed that SAHCO had an excellent team, which had been working harmoniously with the clients over the years and urged the management to sustain the current approach.
Earlier, Mr. Basil Agboarumi, the Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO in his welcome address said that the company was determined to deliver world class services to its clients.
He said that its forward looking attitude had made the company to evolve from the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) to a Public Liability Company (SAHCO).
He commended former Managing Directors like Dr. Oluropo Owolabi and Barrr. Chike Ogeah for piloting the affairs of SAHCO at various times and ensuring steadfastness in the company.
He insisted that of all the companies privatised in the sector by the Federal Government, SAHCO had stood out and lauded Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, the Chairman of the company for investing massively in the company.
In his presentation, Mr. Olaniyi Adigun, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, recalled that the company, which was privatised on December 9, 2009 with just six clients had grown to improve to 24 within nine years.
At the event, the new Corporate logo of the company was unveiled by the Vice Chairman of SAHCO, Barrister Chike Ogeah. Ogeah who represented the Chairman of SAHCO, Dr Taiwo Afolabi (MON) in his speech expressed his pride at what the company represents which is safety, speed and efficiency.
Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC is an aviation ground handling company that offers services like passenger handling services, ramp handling services, cargo warehousing, crew administration, VIP lounge services and other related aviation ground handling services in a safe, efficient and speedy manner.