FAAN’s N360m weighbridges at Lagos Airport not functional


Biztellers has gathered that the three weighbridges acquired and installed in 2010 by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria are not functional.

It also learnt that the weighbridges were acquired and installed at the massive sum of N360 by the former management after the approval of the Board of Directors.

The weighbridges were installed at the warehouses of the Skyways Aviation Handling Company Limited, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc and the airside of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos near the portakabin housing Customs, airport command.

FAAN had procured the three weighbridges in last quarter of 2010 to boost its revenue base, ensure accuracy of incoming revenues from cargoes and block noticeable loopholes in the agency.

BIztellers observed at SAHCOL yesterday that rather than the weighbridges to function, truck drivers working for the Association of Nigerian Customs Licensed Agents parked their trucks carelessly on the weighbridges without challenges from any quarters.

A source close to FAAN affirmed that the prices of the weighbridges were astronomical inflated, since the installation in 2010 adding that none of the weighbridges had functioned for a day.

The source who does not want his name mentioned emphasised that the market price of the two weighbridges was N7.5m and wondered why the acquisition and installation would amount to the N360m claimed and approved by the former Board of Directors.

Effort by our correspondent to contact the Head of Public Affairs FAAN, Mr. Akin Olukunle to comment on the issue proved abortive as at the time of this report.

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