FAAN to Commission New Terminals
By Joy Kalio and Samuel Victor Akpan
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says plans are in motion to commission three new terminals in 2020.
FAAN General Manager Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu revealed this to correspondent Joy Kalio in an exclusive interview.
She said the new airport terminals in Lagos, Kano, and Enugu will start operation this year, adding that airports across the country will soon be upgraded to global standards.
“Our mission in FAAN and our mandate is to develop customer-centric airports and world-class standards, and our vision is to be among the best airport groups in the world, and we are going in line with that right now.”
“The Honorable Minister of Aviation recently when he was inspecting the Akanu Ibiam at Enugu did mention that he was going to deliver the Mallam Aminu International Airport in Kano this year and of course the new terminal at the Muritala Muhammed Airport.”
“So these are two new projects that Nigerians are looking forward to, they will certainly be commissioned this year, and thereafter, by the end of the year, we are delivering the Enugu new terminal too.”
The FAAN chief also revealed that two new terminals were delivered in 2019 which include the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Port Harcourt International Airport
“We delivered two brand new terminals last year, that is one of the efforts we are doing to ensure that we move in line with what is happening in the world.”
“Nigeria is threading the same line. We have a brand new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. When the airport was commissioned, I remember a passenger that came out of the aircraft into the terminal, and she suddenly screamed out, ‘I came to the wrong country!’ She quickly believed that she was in Nigeria, so we are improving”, the FAAN boss noted.