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MMIA: New Regional General Manager pledges to tackle age long decay, assures seamless facilitation

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The New Regional General Manager Southwest Airports, Mr. Felix Akinbinu, has promised to address the age long decays at Murtala Mohammed International Airport MMIA Ikeja in the shortest possible time to ensure seamless facilitation for travellers.

Akinbinu who made the promise in a chat with aviation reporters in his office  said the problem poor cooling system, the chillers and convenience would be attended to. 

He noted that the age of the airport has contributed to the decays, adding that, a technical team charged with the responsibility to identify areas to be given attention has already started work assuring that all the shortcomings and inadequacies would be addressed in no distance.

“Without being told, there are some visible challenges in the airport, we are capable of tackling them, we are taking assessments and we will address them as soon as possible and at the moment if such is being done, there is no way we would compare how the terminal looks like and the current shape.”

Akinbinu warned touts and those without business at the airport to steer clear as anyone caught would be prosecuted, urging travellers to reduce the number of relatives seeing them off to the airport. 

He decried the continued illegal parking on adjoining roads to the terminal building, he said, it would be a Herculean task because the airport has become too small to come with the traffic, assured of safe, secured airport terminal, pledge passengers comfort.

“Illegal parking is a major challenge, the airport is becoming too small compared to the volume of operations, but never the less we are addressing that and in the cost of our expansion we will get to that axis”.

On the poor state of the alternate road by the FAAN training school and the MMIA terminal, Akinbinu said contract for its rehabilitation has been approved and awarded stressing that work will soon commence.

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