The new Regional General Manager Southwest, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), Mr Felix Akinbinu says he plans to address the decays at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA)Ikeja within the shortest time in order to create seamless air travellers for the country.
Akinbinu who made this known in his office at Ikeja, noted that the age of the airport has contributed to the decays takings place adding that these will be corrected stressing that chillers and other related facilities that will provide passengers comfort will be provided He said the issue of cooling systems at the MMIA will be addressed immediately while the issue of toilet was being attended to.
According to the Airport Manager MMIA, a technical team charged with on the spot assessment of facilities were already identifying areas to be given attention adding that all the shortcomings and inadequacies will be addressed in no distance.
“Without being told, there are some visible challenges in the airport, we are capable of tackling them, we are taking assessments and we will address them as soon as possible and at the moment if such is being done, there is no way we would compare how the terminal looks like and the current shape.
“While decrying illegal parking on adjoining roads to the terminal building, he assured of secured and safe airport terminal, ensuring passengers comfort adding that the airport was becoming too small to cope with the traffic.
“Illegal parking is a major challenge, the airport is becoming too small compared to the volume of operations, but never the less we are addressing that and in the cost of our expansion we will get to that axis.
” On the poor state of the alternate road between training school and the MMIA terminal, Akinbinu said a contract for its rehabilitation has been approved and awarded stressing that work will soon commence.
He warned touts and those without business at the airport to steer clear as anyone caught will be prosecuted urging travellers to reduce the number of relatives seeing them off to the airport.