Buhari to Commission Terminal at Lagos Airport
By Adedapo Adesanya
Residents of Lagos have been advised to schedule their movement as President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday be commissioning the newly built terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The terminal has the capacity to process 14 million passengers per annum and was built on a landmass of approximately 56,000 square metres and has 66 check-in counters.
A statement by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, MMIA, Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, said that there will also be a signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State Government on the 9km Airport-Shasha-Alimosho link road to be constructed by the sun-national government.
The terminal was also built in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu, in a bilateral arrangement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China.
The infrastructure in Abuja and Port Harcourt has been completed and commissioned already, while that of Kano has been completed and will soon be commissioned.
“Other facilities in the terminal include 5 baggage collection carousels, 16 immigration desks at arrival, 28 immigration desks at departure, 8 security screening points, 6 passenger boarding bridges (out of which 2 has already been installed), 2 food courts, 4 premium lounges, 22 guest rooms and spa, 16 airline ticketing offices, visa on arrival and port health facility, as well as praying area, more than 3,000 square metres of duty-free space, approximately 5,000 square metres of lettable utility space, amongst others,” a part of the statement said.
The Acting GM further noted that the new terminal is expected to generate about 3,000 direct and indirect employment for Nigerians, as well as enhance passenger facilitation and comfort at the Lagos airport.