The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc has demonstrated its commitment towards increasing the volume of goods exported by Nigeria by the unveiling a N1 billion export processing and packaging centre at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The facility will enhance the preservation of farm produce, modernize packaging of perishables in accordance to international standards and also facilitate urgent freighting of the goods to the global market.
The center was opened at the weekend by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo who was represented by the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku.
Keyamo said the facility aims to address concerns related to shelf life, temperature control, packaging, handling, and regulatory compliance.
“In a world where revenue growth is key, I want to assure NAHCO that we will continue to support them in this and other ventures. It is my hope that exporters and other stakeholders will take full advantage of this facility to boost Nigeria’s export numbers, which will impact positively on our balance of payment position and strengthen the naira, “ he said.
In his speech, the Chairman of NAHCO, Seinde Fadeni, expressed appreciation for the government’s support in alleviating business challenges.