MANAGEMENT of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the support and collaboration of the Lagos State Government towards ensuring improved safety, security and better service delivery at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as part of preparations for the reopening of flight operations come September 5, 2020.
Managing Director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu who led the FAAN delegation to the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, highlighted key areas of collaboration between the State and the federal parastatal.
Commending the efforts of the State Government in developing critical infrastructure across the State, Capt. Yadudu said that the completion of various people-centered projects particularly the Oshodi/Ajao roads to Murtala Muhammed International Airport is an attestation to the delivery of the mandate by Governor Sanwoolu led government to the good people of Lagos State.
The FAAN boss also highlighted protocols for re-opening of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos; Road expansion MMIA/GAT/MM2; Rail Project- right of way, possible link to Lagos Station; Shasha/Ajao encroachment/commercial concerns; Donation of Co-buses (Apron Buses); Evacuation of mechanic village (Oshodi road); Toll gate MMA; amongst others as issues the Authority would want the Lagos State Government to assist in resolving.
Seeking the support and collaboration of the Lagos State Government towards ensuring improved safety, security and better service delivery at MMIA, Capt. Yadudu informed His Excellency that the brand new International terminal being constructed at MMIA through counterpart financing from the China Eximbank would be completed and commissioned for use before the end of the year.
Captain Yadudu congratulated the governor and members of his cabinet for the various strides and achievements since assumption of office as the Governor of Lagos State.
He stated that Lagos State, being Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence is a major economic centre and would be the 7th largest economy in Africa if it were a country.