As the Murtala Mohammed terminal 2, popularly called the MM2 clocks 10 years, managing Director of the terminal, a subsidiary of Bi-Courtney aviation services limited, BASL, captain Jari Williams says the terminal has handled over 20 million passengers.
At a news conference in Lagos to mark the 10th year anniversary of the terminal, captain Williams said the terminal has also handled 400,000 flights and created employment opportunities for over 100,000 people since its inauguration in May, 2007 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He noted that the MM2 is the first privately-funded, design build, operate and transfer, DBOT, terminal in Nigeria and has the capacity to facilitate four million passengers per annum with modern facilities such as self-service check in kiosk, automated access gate, as well as passenger and baggage reconciliation system.
According to him, “MM2 is the first and only terminal to deploy such in Nigeria. The terminal has an obvious passenger and airline demand due to its safety, efficiency and technology over the years. MM2 has been home to major airlines flying to various destination in Nigeria”.
The MM2 managing director stressed that the chairman of BASL, Dr. Wale Babalakin has demonstrated his commitment to use private enterprise for the provision of public infrastructure while constantly fulfilling his obligations to stakeholders, despite the challenges in keeping to the concession agreement signed with government.
He added, ” the chairman audacious initiative has kept inspiring Bi-Courtney aviation services staff and management over the years to keep the focus on sustaining MM2 terminal to be the best and most innovative terminal in Nigeria”.