NES27: Dana Air CEO urges FG to leverage PPP for sustainable economic growth

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Dana Air has affirmed the need for the Federal Government to leverage Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to achieve immediate and far-reaching impact the country’s economy.

The airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Jacky Hathiramani, made the remark a statement issued by its Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, in Lagos, on Wednesday.

Hathiramani made this known at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit 27 under the theme: ”Securing future: the fierce urgency of now”, which just ended Abuja.

The Dana Air CEO said he aligned with the Minister for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, that the role of the private sector was vital to creating wealth and prosperity and moving the country and its economy to greater heights.

He said: ”This is why the airline has been playing a huge role supporting and driving the economy, for the 13 years that we have been operating in Nigeria’s aviation sector.

“The airline’s commitment has always been to support the government’s effort and to see Nigeria on the path of progress and economic sustainability.

”The global pandemic was a huge setback for us the aviation industry and the economy at large.

“However, it was also an opportunity for us to also introduce innovative ways to stand competition and survive the ever changing business environment.

”There is need for a collaborative effort between the government, relevant stakeholders and the private sector towards addressing the constraints to value chain development, “he said.

Hathiramani added that the airline was glad to have contributed its quota to the success of this year’s summit.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines, with a mixed fleet of nine aircraft and daily flights from to Abuja, Port harcourt, Owerri and Enugu.

The airline has a reputation for innovative online products and services, on time departures and world class -flight service.