The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC, Dr (Barr) Taiwo Afolabi has been named the Air Transport Personality of the Year at the 10th Nigerian Aviation Awards (NIGAV) 2019 in Lagos.
The award was presented to Dr (Barr) Taiwo Afolabi (MON) for his immense contribution to the aviation industry. Since acquiring SAHCO in 2009, Afolabi has invested heavily in ground handling equipment acquisition to boost cargo operations. The company was listed on the Nigerian Stock Market in 2019.
In his welcome address at the event, Fortune Idu , the Managing Director and Chairman of NIGAV said “NIGAV is aimed at promoting All-Round aviation development and capacity building, projecting the aviation industry for investment and business development, to create a check process that has helped maintain a balance between operational efficiencies, industry, vibrancy and service delivery.
The Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, Mr. Basil Agboarumi, who represented Dr Taiwo Afolabi at the event expressed Dr Afolabi’s gratitude for the recognition. Dr Afolabi went on to say that SAHCO is poised to partner for progress in both the development of the country and the aviation industry in particular. He emphasized that the only way to bring the expected change in the aviation industry is to see, say and do something that it is in doing that we would have the positive change we desire.