NAHCo denies involvement in $8.6m intercepted by Customs at Lagos airport, calls for details of incident


The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, NAHCo has denied media reports of any connection with the alleged $8.6m intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS allegedly conveyed in one of its vehicles at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The spokesman for NAHCo Mr. Tayo Ajakaiye in a statement, says the company has initiated contact with the Nigerian Customs Service’ hierarchy to provide it with details of the incident.

“The attention of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC, NAHCOaviance has been brought to a press conference earlier today by the Comptroller – General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Col.
Hammed Alli (rtd) to the effect that a vehicle belonging to NAHCO was intercepted with some cash in foreign currencies as it conveyed the money to an aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.”

“We wish to state unequivocally that NAHCO as an organization has no
connection whatsoever with this alleged act.”

“The company promised to cooperate with all regulators, agencies and other stakeholders in not only finding out the truth about this unfortunate incident, but also root out malpractices in the sector.”

“The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company does not condone irresponsible and criminal behaviour. The Company takes seriously the trust of its esteemed clients, partners and other stakeholders, both local and international, and will do everything to protect that trust.” he added.


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