FAAN Begins Repair Work On Facilities At Lagos Airport
… As Dunoma Assures Air Travellers Of Improved Facilities At Terminal
Following the unscheduled visit to the Murtala international wing of the Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos by the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for inspection, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr Saleh Dunoma has given a marching order to engineers to commence repair works on all equipment at the terminal with immediate effect.
Engr. Dunoma gave the directive to the engineers and the airport manager after inspecting the facilities at the airport at the weekend.
During a thorough inspection of the facilities at the terminal which lasted for hours, the FAAN boss in company of FAAN Director of Commercials and Business Development, Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi and other top management staff inspected the escalators, conveyor belts, departure terminal, arrival terminal and other sections of the airport.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the inspection, Dunoma stated that the tour of facilities had become necessary because the his Excellency, Acting President visited the MMIA recently, pointing out that the visit with his technical team is to come up with plan to implement his instructions immediately.
On the outcome of the tour, Dunoma said, “there are few things we need to fix immediately. I say immediately; immediately means immediately. This is a Presidential directive. We will not wasting time and that is why you see us working on a Saturday. We will still work tomorrow. We just have to come up with strategic implementation plans so that we don’t disrupt operations. This is key to us”.
According to Dunoma, there are some mechanical equipment like the travelators that needed to be fixed.
Other areas according to him are few toilet facilities and other external facilities that affect what is functional inside.
In his words, “We have a contract on the chillers. Funding has been a problem for us but we are pushing to see that it is fixed”.
Dunoma also assured travelers of improved facilities as FAAN has started work day and night.
According to him, “I want to assure the travellers that we are working. With the support of His Excellency and Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, we will surmount all the issues. They are not insurmountable. We will work hard and improve on the comfort of the travellers.I recalled that the Acting President Professor Yemi Osibajo paid an unscheduled visit to MMIA few days ago, taking airport workers by surprise.”