- February 6, 2017
- Posted by: FAAN
- Category: News
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has promised to improve facilities at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in the year 2017 and beyond as part of ongoing plan to make it the regional hub for the Sub-Saharan region in the aviation sector.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Engineer Saleh Dunomah made the declaration at the 2016 end of year stakeholders’ forum in Lagos on Thursday, 2nd February 2017.
The MD who was represented by the Director of Legal Services, Mrs Ngozi Jepreze praised the cooperation of all stakeholders for bearing with the authority even in the face of national economic realities, as well as other operational challenges which has limited growth in the last few months.
He promised to support the growth of the aviation industry by improving facilities at the terminals, as well as giving better services to make the airports customer-centric. Engineer Saleh noted that the current recession raging in the economy has not made things easy, in a sector that has its own challenges.
The Airport Manager, Mr. Nehemiah Auta while addressing stakeholders at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Stakeholders’ Forum, organized by FAAN and attended by Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, airline operators and major concessionaires said the reform was to make passengers’ experience more exciting in line with world standards.
Auta went further by saying “arrival experience was getting better with the newly installed conveyor belts at the airport and promised that the facility would be replicated at the departure section”. He said more equipment were being bought to automate processes and reduce human contact at the airport.“Contractors are presently installing new cooling infrastructure and the central ‘’chillers’’ will also be revived,” he said.
Auta called for the streamlining of security agencies at Nigerian airports in line with global best practices.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu also used the event to unveil the new look of the “Passenger Support Service”, a unit in the Corporate Affairs department dedicated to passenger facilitation.
The forum was the first of its kind to be organized by the Leadership of MMA, in other to recognize stakeholders’ contribution in creating a more dynamic sector.