By Gboyega Oni
The Managing Director/CEO, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, Mr. Basil Agboarumi has stated that SAHCO is determined to deliver world class aviation ground handling services to its clients and charged investors to buy in the company’s share in the market.
Agboarumi stated this at a dinner to appreciate customers of the company in Lagos.
He said that forward looking attitude had made the company to evolve from Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) to a public liability company, Skyway Aviation Handling Company.
Commending former Managing Directors for piloting the affairs of SAHCO effectively, Agboarumi insisted that of all the companies privatised in the sector, only SAHCO stood out and lauded Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, the Chairman of the company, for investing massively in the company, which he said had ensured its growth over the years unlike some investors.
“Why do you need to buy SAHCO’s shares? You need to buy our shares because since 2009 till date, most of the airlines operating into the country want to do business with us. Our warehouses are the best not just in Nigeria, West Africa, but on the continent.
“The shares we are selling will serve as a form of robust to the company. We have been very consistent with service delivery and performance. The only assurance we can give you is that we will continue to discharge our jobs professionally and work assiduously to improve on the existing performance.
“I also want to charge my colleagues in SAHCO to continue to display professionalism, consistent and socially responsible. I also want to thank the board of directors for supporting the management and I want to assure them that we will continue to pilot the affairs of the company to greater heights,” he said.
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.
He noted that several new carriers, especially foreign ones were willing to do business with it, stressing that SAHCO remained the only cargo ground handling company in the country today and determined the space and price of the market.
He also said that the company was hoping to diversify its operations in the future, saying that this would lead to improving in the rate of the company.
“We achieved the current growth because of excellent services we render to our clients; we have good relationship, good business models and strategies in place. With your support (clients), we shall attain bigger growth.
“We will continue to count on you for feedback, which will make us to know the areas we are lagging behind and adjust,” he stated.
A new corporate logo of the company was unveiled by the Vice Chairman of SAHCO, Barrister Chike Ogeah who represented the Chairman of SAHCO, Dr Taiwo Afolabi at the event which was attended by airlines and other cargo stakeholders.