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Minister of State okays improved facility at MMIA arrival hall


Minister of  State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed

Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has expressed satisfaction with the state of the arrival hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, commending Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for a job well done.

Ahmed made the remark at the airport in Lagos during her one-day tour of the airport facilities.She said there had been an upgrade that shows an improvement in passengers’ experience, especially on the arrival hall of the MMIA.

The minister, however, said: “We need to do a lot of work to upgrade the departure area of the airport. The luggage handling process is very problematic. It is largely manual and as a result of that, customers spend hours before getting their luggage. That needs to be addressed.”


She confirmed that some of the reports on the projects given to the ministry tallied with what is on ground, adding that progress has been made and a lot more still needs to be done.

The Minister was accompanied by officials of the Budget and National Planning Ministry and other stakeholders in the aviation industry. They include: Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Usman Murthar; Director of Finance & Accounts, Nike Aboderin and Director, Commercial & Business Development, Sadiku Rafindadi among others.

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