Get A Befitting Headquarters, Amaechi Tells FAAN
The Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi has told the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to get appropriate and befitting headquarters for the agency in view of the huge revenue it generates.
Amaechi, who was not comfortable with what he observed, said this at the agency’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, shortly before embarking on tour of airport facilities with his Minister of Aviation (State), Alhaji Hadi Sirika and agency chiefs.
The minister, who said this in a very short comment yesterday, wondered why FAAN despite its huge revenue profile could not build a befitting office for itself all these years.
He stated that safety was not negotiable and that it should not be toyed with ,adding that after safety the next thing that should be discussed is appropriate office for FAAN.
According to him, “From what I have observed this in not the appropriate office that should house FAAN”
He continued, “Once we have discussed safety, the next thing should be FAAN office.
Amaechi warned that the agencies should not bow to political pressure no matter how powerful the persons are and no matter the pressure it may come from but that they should have the will to withstand pressure.
As at the time of compiling this report, the minister have visited the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) also known as Terminal 1, power house and the international terminal building under construction.