The managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma has given orders to the engineering department of the agency to start repair work on all the equipment at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The matching order followed last Thursday’s unscheduled visit to the airport by the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Dunoma who gave the order to the engineers and the airport manager after inspecting the facilities at the airport said “this is a presidential directive.”
“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. We just have to come up with strategic implementation plans so that we don’t disrupt operations. This is key to us,” he said.
During the tour, the managing director who was accompanied on the tour by FAAN’s director of commercials and business development, Mr. Sadiku Rafindadi and other top management staff inspected the escalators, conveyor belts, departure terminal, arrival terminal and other sections of the airport.
He said the inspection with FAAN’s technical team “is to come up with plan to implement his instructions immediately.”
“There are few mechanical equipment like the travelators that need to be fixed; few toilet facilities and some other external facilities that affect what is functional inside.
“We have a contract on the chillers. Funding has been a problem for us but we are pushing to see that it is fixed,” he added.
Dunoma assured travelers of improved facilities saying HAAN had started work day and night.
“I want to assure the travellers that we are working. With the support of the minister of state for 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,” he said.