FG Sets up Taskforce on Relocation of Airlines

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Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, has set up a task force to resolve the challenges airlines face in relocating to Terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed Airport.

Oluseyi Odutayo, the spokesperson for the ministry, said this in a statement issued.

Mr Odutayo said the task force would address the teething problems of relocating the international airlines to the new terminal as necessitated by the recent fire outbreak at the Old International Terminal.

He revealed members of the task force as Hassan Musa, a retired permanent secretary and ex-director of the Department of Air Transport Management, who will be the team leader and Adebayo Oladipo, general manager, Aerodrome, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Others are Collins Mukoro, Uyoyou Edhekpo and Henry Agbebire, who are all special advisers to the minister.

Mr Odutayo noted that the task force would resolve passengers’ concerns, minimise discomfort and effectively communicate with the public.

According to him, the minister urged passengers and stakeholders to be patient in bearing the inconveniences, noting that the issues would be resolved soon.

He said the minister reiterated his commitment to the comfort, safety and overall satisfaction of passengers during this transitional period.

On August 31, during the minister’s inspection of the Lagos Airport, he gave a deadline of October 1 for the relocation of airlines to the new terminal to renovate Terminal 1 of MMIA.

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had to fast-track the implementation of this directive in response to the recent fire outbreak, which raised safety concerns and affected passengers’ movements.


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