Port Harcourt airport uses 132,000 litres of diesel monthly – Official

Port Harcourt airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, says it consumes four trucks of diesel, each containing 33,000 litres, in ensuring regular power supply at the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) every month.

Ebele Okoye, FAAN’s General Manager, South-South and South-East, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday.

She said that FAAN was worried over the high cost of running generating sets to provide electricity at the airport.

According to Mrs. Okoye, the unstable public power supply at the airport has made it to depend on generating plants, which gulped a lot of diesel.

She said that the funds being used to get diesel could have been used in other areas.

She said the spending on diesel was putting pressure on the finances of the organisation and urged the Ministry of Power to come to their aid in ensuring regular public power supply was at the airport.

The General Manager urged airline operators and passengers to bear with the authority on the ongoing work at the airport, assuring them that they would benefit from it at the end.

Mrs. Okoye also said that the management of the airport was embarking on home delivery of cargo in conjunction with an independent company.

She said that a new toll gate would soon be erected as part of the airport’s means of generating revenue, noting that it would be done in conjunction with the Rivers State Government.

She said that funding had been the greatest challenge in the day to day running of the airport.



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  • redeem

    PHC International airport generates enough revenue to meet all of its domestics needs—-This isn the time for the airport to use solar energy generate its own power—it should not be chop and quench——–revenue from the car park alone is big enough–sadly PHC airport is fast loosing its international status———over 20yrs ago the Airport was the best maintained airport in the country–but today–the entire airport is in a mess–the cargo section is nothing to write home about—————–the place is like a refugee camp—————-the car park is in a mess—–and———-there are no running water–

    • Kwango

      Ask your brother president where is the remodelling?

      • the truth

        which of his brother, do you expect jonathan to come from abuja to remodel it. please direct your questions to amaechi and his islamic apc government