FG To Demolish, Reconstruct Lagos Airport With N14bn


LAGOS MAY 20TH (NEWRANGERS)-The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has revealed that plans have been perfected to demolish the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, in order to reconstruct it. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadii Sirika, at the 2019 Stakeholders’ Forum in Lagos.
The Minister disclosed that the reconstruction of Murtala Muhammed International Airport has become important due to the poor state of the terminal, which has outlived its usefulness. According to Sirika, The terminal was built to handle 300,000 at inception but the passengers it handles have grown to 8 million in the past three years.
Cost of Reconstruction: The Minister stated that the reconstruction would gulp N14bn in order to give the busy Airport a befitting facelift. Recall, that the Airport recorded the highest traffic of travelers in Nigeria so far in the first quarter of 2019. In the meantime, before the reconstruction begins, Airlines will be moved to the new terminal being reconstructed to continue operations.
“We have concluded on plans to relocate airlines from their original place to the new terminal we are building. We have are going to rebuild the MMIA terminal and the contract will be awarded to Julius Berger at roughly N14 billion.”
The Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) also disclosed that Airlines will be moved to the new terminal under construction which is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
Enugu runways to be shut down: The Minister further revealed plans have also been concluded to downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu or shut it down for runway rehabilitation. Sirika explained that the decision to shut down the airport was taken to enable the FG to work on the airport runway to avoid any major incident.

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