Updated: March 7, 2021
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Nigeria’s Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has appointed Mr Basil Agboarumi as the company’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
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His appointment as substantive MD/CEO was announced in a letter to him having served in an acting capacity for the past six months.
SAHCOL is an Aviation Ground Handling company, offering services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew Bus and Executive Lounge services and other related Ground Handling services.
Agboarumi holds a National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, a Masters in Communications Studies (Mcs) from the Lagos State University, and a Certificate in Creative Design & Digital Communication from the School of Media & Communications of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.
He joined the Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited, then a subsidiary of the Nigeria Airways Limited, as the Pioneer Staff/Head of the Public Affairs Unit. After the privatization and subsequent takeover of Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited by the SIFAX Group in 2009, he was appointed Head of Corporate Communications, with a mandate to spearhead the re-branding of the new Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited.
Agboarumi was later elevated to the position of General Manager in 2013 in charge of the Corporate Communications & Information Technology (IT) Departments of SAHCOL, providing leadership for the day to day operations of the units until his recent appointment.
Basil Agboarumi is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD Nigeria), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR), an Associate Member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (arpa), and an Aluminous of the Pan-Atlantic University.
He is described as an enthusiastic and passionate professional, with more than 18 years’ experience with increased leadership skills and abilities in Aviation Ground Handling & Public Relations/Management; demonstrating a strong background in government, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
Similarly, the company also appointed three Executive Directors including Mrs Boma Ukwunna – in charge of Cargo Services & Operations; Mr Olaniyi Adigun, Sales & Marketing; and Mr Babatunde Afolabi; Information Technology & Business Development.