SAHCO handles Nigeria’s COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine

SAHCO provides ground handling for Nigeria's COVID-19 vaccines in Abuja


Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC says that it provided ground handling for the AstraZeneca vaccines at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

SAHCO said it safely, efficiently and seamlessly coordinated the grounding of the first batch of the vaccines which was received by the Nigerian Government on Tuesday.

Manager, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Uansohia Vanessa Adetola disclosed to PortNews in Lagos.   

According to her, SAHCO is present in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria which will make the distribution of the vaccines effective and timely.

She noted that SAHCO has well-trained staff with CEIV Certifications which qualifies SAHCO for the handling of pharmaceuticals and fitted with well-conditioned warehouse storage facilities that can be regulated to meet the specific needs of any pharmaceuticals, making SAHCO the preferred choice for handling the much-needed vaccines.

“It is also important to note that SAHCO is equipped with cold rooms and freezers that is fitted with the latest technology of handling temperate sensitive Cargo devices that adapts to the required temperature of any shipment. These devices are also known as Data Loggers are fitted with unique features of the whole space, these temperatures are then closely monitored by SAHCO’s highly trained staff to identify any anomalies. The freezers which are below zero are adequate to handle the Covid-19 vaccines with huge capacities and any other temperature-sensitive shipment.

“In addition, SAHCO provides effective transit Ground Handling Services to client airlines through the company’s ultra-modern transit warehouse which is also equipped with an effective cold-room that regulates perishables at their required specified temperature to avoid denaturing,” said she.

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