Lagos Airport Reopening Post COVID: FAAN Seeks Sanwoolu’s Support
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The Management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, visited Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu to inform him of their plans for the reopening of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos after the nation resumes international flights.
In his remarks, the managing director of the Authority, Captain Rabiu Yadudu who led the FAAN delegation congratulated the Governor and members of his cabinet for the various strides and achievements since assumption of office as the Governor of Lagos State.
Yadudu 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.
Commending the efforts of the state government in developing critical infrastructure across the state, Yadudu added 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.
Seeking the support and collaboration of the Lagos State Government towards ensuring improved safety, security and better service delivery at MMIA, Capt. Yadudu informed Governor Sanwoolu 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.
Yadudu 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
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