Lagos Airport new terminal to be ready in March – FAAN MD
The construction of the new terminal at Lagos Airport has reached 98% completion and will be commissioned before the end of March 2022.
The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Captain Rabiu Yadudu disclosed this in Lagos last week when the joint Aviation Committee of National Assembly visited FAAN on an oversight function.
Yadudu said the agency is facing some challenges militating against the realization of its goals. Te challenges include capacity and contribution of airports to revenue generation, human capacity development, infrastructural gap, economic challenges affecting revenue generation, accumulated debts, rising operating and maintenance cost, amongst others.
He requested the Committee to assist and collaborate with the authority in finding lasting solutions to these challenges.
In his response, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi commended FAAN for all the agency has been able to achieve despite the challenges posed by Covid-19. He added that FAAN should work more in the area of improving airport security using technology, and also ensure that her human resources are well motivated.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji on his part, advised that the new international terminal in Lagos should be reopened as soon as possible since it is the most patronized gateway in the nation.
Stating that the Committee is also interested in the welfare and well-being of workers, he noted that aviation is key to the socio-economic development of Nigeria, and as such, they will assist in whatever capacity possible to ensure that the industry is both robust and effective.