Alhaji Abubakar Bibi, former General Manager of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), asserts, “The tollgates alone could generate twice more than the projected N250m monthly.”
Responding to Minister Festus Keyamo’s recent statement, Bibi highlights, “The tollgate at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos generates N100m monthly.”
Bibi insists that the reported N100m was downplayed, stating, “As far back as 2011, the tollgate was generating over N80m monthly.”
Advocating for an additional tollgate at the Oshodi end of the Lagos Airport road, he proposes, “At that tollgate in Lagos, they can triple that amount (N250m).”
He further suggests, “The government just has to put another tollgate because all those areas belong to the airport. I don’t see why we should not have another tollgate before the cargo terminal so that people coming from Isolo side and going straight to the airport would also pay.”
Commending the Minister’s dedication, Bibi says, “In short, at that tollgate in Lagos, they can triple that amount (N250m).
“When you look at the influx of vehicles in and out, once you go out or come back, you pay again.”
He urges support from stakeholders, stating, “The Minister deserves the support of all stakeholders to actualize his vision.”