The Minister of Aviation , Senator Hadi Sirika , has said the Federal Government keeps spending on airports across the country despite planned concession in order to have more bargaining power in negotiating with private investors .
Sirika told the House of Representatives that the government would continue to invest more in infrastructure in the aviation sector while executing its concession plan .
The minister said this in Abuja on Thursday when he appeared before the House Committee on Aviation , in reaction to questions from lawmakers on expenses .
Sirika had appeared before the committee to defend the ministry ’ s 2021 budget proposal .
He said , “ I think there are a lot of misconceptions about this concession . In the first instance , you can actually build a structure to international standard ; very operational, make it very beautiful and then , of course , concession it so that it is run better . ”