President Buhari directs Aviation minister to fast track airport concessions
The Federal Government has directed the Ministry of Aviation to fast track the airport concession programme.
This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari during the inauguration of the new International Terminal of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos on Tuesday.
According to him, as this and the approved aviation road map are being implemented, the sector will begin to witness growth opportunities
He called for the implementation of an aviation road map, which he said would lead to unprecedented growth of the aviation sector.
He assured that with the new terminal, an era of safety, security and comfort or being ushered into the Nigerian aviation sector.
The new terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos is an aviation transport facility designed to handle 20 million passengers in a year with the best comfort.
The MMIA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano International Airport; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport are the airport terminals funded from the China Exim bank facility to the Nigerian government.
The architectural acreage for the terminal building is 50,887m2. The main engineering content include: Four story main terminal building, three-story finger building, two-story cargo terminal building, apron, external works such as bridge/roads and other ancillary works.
Among them, the project includes a three-dimensional multi-layer sorting baggage system, including five arrival and six departure systems; seven boarding bridges; 60 sets of check-in counters and 2014 sets of passenger seats. It is a multi-functional modern international airport including hotels, restaurants and leisure.