Passengers applaud Nigerian government over airport’s remodeling
By Oyise Oghene
LAGOS-Passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos have applauded the Nigerian government for remodeling most of the airports across the country.
Some of the passengers contacted by Biztellers noted that the government was on the right path in ensuring that Nigerian airports meet the standards with other airports across the world.
One of the passengers, Mr. John Onome said that with the remodeling of the airports in place that Nigeria would be rated amongst countries that have befitting airports when completed.
He further called on the government to look at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos stressing that the terminal building needs to be expanded or a new terminal building built to accommodate the rising in passenger traffic.
Earlier, the Nigerian government under the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has indicated its interest in remodeling most of the airports across the country with the sum of N19billion.
Speaking during a chat with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, Mr. Uriesi pointed out that the N19 billion was different from the N90billion proposed by the Former Minister of Aviation Mrs. Fidelia Njeze for the remodeling of the airports.
According to him, “The Njeze’s remodelling of N90billion, the strategy has changed. That remodeling was meant to build new terminals in a few airports but it takes a longer time. If you are very fast 24months, if you are very fast to build a new terminal in most cases anything between 36 to 40 or 42 months more like”
He however noted that most of the airports does not have the time to wait for two to three years before new terminals buildings would be built stressing that the strategy now was to do some renovations and major repairs and remodeling at most of the airports.