Buhari commissions new terminal at Lagos Airport

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Ime Akpan

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to commission the newly built terminal at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Acting general manager, corporate affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, who disclosed this in a statement stated that the facility has the capacity to process 14 million passengers annually.

She said the new terminal is expected to generate about 3, 000 direct and indirect employment for Nigerians, as well as enhance passenger facilitation and comfort at the airport.

The FAAN spokesperson further said the agency would sign a memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State Government on the 9km Airport-Shasha-Alimosho link Road to be constructed by the state government.

Built on a land mass of approximately 56,000 square metres, the new terminal has 66 check-in counters, five baggage collection carousels, 16 immigration desks at arrival, 28 immigration desks at departure, eight security screening points, six passenger boarding bridges (out of which two have already been installed), two food courts.

Other facilities include four premium lounges, 22 guest rooms and spa, 16 airline ticketing offices, visa on arrival and port health facility, as well as praying area, more than 3,000 square metres of duty free space, approximately 5,000 square metres of lettable utility space, among others.

The terminal is one out of the five built in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu, in a bilateral arrangement between Nigeria and China.

While the ones in Abuja and Port Harcourt have been completed and commissioned already, the one at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, has been completed and will soon be commissioned.

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