Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has won the West Africa Balafon Award, as the “Best Aviation Handling Company in West Africa”
The Award was presented to SAHCOL at the just concluded 3rd Accra Weizo (The West African Region Fair, 2017), held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
The award was presented at the peak of a paper presentation and discussion, titled “West Africa as a Domestic Aviation Environment” was graced by key stakeholders in travel and tourism, and members of the diplomatic corps from West and East Africa.
While presenting the award, the organizers disclosed that, “on behalf of the Balafon Awards Committee of Experts in partnership with the Board of ATQNews, we wish to inform you that after a voting process, your organization, SAHCOL, was chosen as the Best Aviation Handling Company in West Africa.”
The organizers further specified that, the award “recognizes the endeavors of SAHCOL playing a significant role in not only driving the Aviation and Tourism Agenda of Nigeria but also helping forge ties between countries in West Africa and Africa with a view to enhancing Regional Tourism”.
SAHCOL was one of the four West African travel/tourism companies recognized at the event.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of SAHCOL, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), the Vice Chairman of SAHCOL, Chike Ogeah Esq, and the Managing Director/CEO, Rizwan Kadri, received awards, for “Top 100 Travel Personalities in West Africa”.
According to African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) News, the Balafon Awards was instituted in 2009 to recognize individuals and organizations that have excelled in Tourism and Travel and who also have contributed to the growth of Hotels Business, Travels and Tourism in West Africa.
Chike Ogeah Esq, while collecting the award, thanked the organizers, and also lent his voice to the paper presented, on “West Africa as a Domestic Aviation Environment”.
He pointed out that Air Transport is an essential tool for social progress and economic prosperity, hence called on the government of the West African countries to urgently implement policies and agreements that will grow the region’s aviation, as an improved air travel will help stimulate tourism, influence investments and will have a considerable impact on the labour markets of the various countries in the region.
SAHCOL is an ISAGO licensed Aviation Ground handling Company, with significant presence in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria, offering services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling & Warehousing, Aviation security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew Bus and Executive Lounge services, and other related Ground Handling services; while ensuring that Ground Handling assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, by deploying appropriate tools.