Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the inefficient use of Nigeria’s international airports and their low operating capacity informed government decision to concession them for optimal result. His explanation came few day after a recent virtual stakeholders meeting, where he noted that the international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano were not designed for international operation, assuring that   prospective private handlers of the terminals and facilities will inject funds needed to improve the airports infrastructure. Sirika also said that the Federal Government remained committed to upgrading the airports in the country and making them viable through concession. He revealed that airport upgrade was part of his aviation masterplan and he seeks to revamp the industry through the active participation of the private sector and make it self-sustaining. Some of the core objectives of the aviation master plan include establishing a national carrier; with ready maintenance, repair and overhaul centres; establish an aviation leasing company; establish five airport free zones; and the development of an agro-allied cargo terminal