Skyway Aviation Handling Company Public Liability Company (SAHCO),
an aviation ground handling company that offers services like passenger handling services, ramp handling services, cargo warehousing, crew administration, VIP lounge services and other related aviation ground handling services, over the weekend unveiled a new company logo, while also appreciating all its clients for their patronage.
The new Corporate logo was unveiled by the Vice Chairman of SAHCO, Barrister Chike Ogeah. who represented the Chairman of SAHCO, Dr Taiwo Afolabi ( MON) in his speech expressed pride at what the company represents which includes safety,speed and efficiency.
Mr. Basil Agboarumi, the Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, during his specch at the special dinner organised for clients in Lagos promised to deliver quality and improved ground handling services to all its clientele across the nation’s airports, urging all to invest in the company by buying its ongoing shares in the market.
Various participants from airlines and cargo sub-sector, lauded the ground handling company for improving aviation ground handling business in Nigeria and assured the management of their utmost loyalty to the company.
Mr. Murat Ozcan, Vice President, Ground Operations, Arik Air, in his feedback comment, said that without SAHCO, the airline would have been in a bad state.
He explained that the relationship between the airline and the ground handling company was beyond business partnership, stressing that SAHCO stood firmly behind it during its challenging period.
He also lauded the management for taking the audacious step to be enlisted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), describing it as a milestone for the company.
He said: “We have been with SAHCO for five years and we have been everywhere in the country with the company.
The dedication, passion and commitment to the job from bottom to the top in SAHCO is wonderful.
“I am proud to say Arik Air and SAHCO are no strangers to each other. I am happy SAHCO has taken Initial PUBLIC Offer (IPO), which is a good milestone for any company. I wish to buy some of its shares.”
Also Mr. Getmet Hiwat, Country Cargo Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, described the company as a wonderful company worthy of emulation.
Hiwat explained that the ground handling company was the best in all the countries it operates into and urged it to continue in that tradition.
Besides, Mr. Percival Uwechie, Airport Manager, Etihad Airways stressed that the airline had been with SAHCO since operating into Nigeria.
He said that since the company started handling its services in the country, Etihad has not had any challenges with the company and charged the management to continue in that stead.
“I want to congratulate the management for continually discharging quality services to its clients. It has been a honor working with SAHCO and even if we had any other choice, we won’t do it differently.
“The company is distinct from the others in the industry. SAHCO has set a very high bar for itself, which would be difficult to meet by any competitor and I can tell you, they can’t afford to go below the current standard.”
Mr. Chris Paul of Ajulo Cargo said that with the distinction created for itself by the company, SAHCO’s shares would be a sold out.
He assured that his company would buy some shares of SAHCO currently in circulation.
Mr. Kingsly Nwokoma, the Managing Director of Cargolux, also lauded the company for its futuristic approach by expanding its warehouses even when there was no need for that.
He observed that SAHCO had an excellent team, which had been working harmoniously with the clients over the years and urged the management to sustain the current approach.
Mainwhile the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier approved an extension of the offer period of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc’s Initial Public Offering.
In a statement signed by the Head, Listings Regulation Department, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Godstime Iwenekhai, the offer for sale of 406,074,000 ordinary shares of 50kobo each at N4.65 per share of SAHCO has been extended to January 9, 2019.
The statement said SAHCO obtained SEC approval to extend the offer period of its IPO by 12 working days.
“With this approval, the offer initially scheduled to close on December 19, 2018 will now close on January 9, 2019.”
The Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Oscar Onyema, during the company’s ‘Facts behind the Offer’ ceremony in Lagos, said the Exchange was excited about the IPO, adding that the nation’s stock market had not seen an IPO in four years.
He said SAHCO’s interaction with the market was welcomed and that the success of the IPO would provide and lead the way for future privatisations and IPOs on the Exchange.
Caption: L-R: Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations,Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC ( SAHCO),Mrs Boma Ukwunna; Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, Mr Basil Agboarumi; Non- Executive Director, SAHCO,Dr Oluropo Owolabi ; Vice Chairman SAHCO, Barrister Chike Ogeah; Non-Executive Director, SAHCO, Barrister Kayode Filani;Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, SAHCO,Mr Olaniyi Adigun as the new corporate logo is unveiled at the Clients Appreciation Dinner.