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FG guarantees adequate maintenance of MMIA Terminal 2

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The Federal Government has assured of adequate maintenance of the just-completed Terminal 2 of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

During the inspection of the terminal and its ultra-modern facilities on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this reassurance.

Lai Mohammed in his statement said, “I can assure you that the issue of maintenance, even up to the cleaning of the airport, has been taken up at a very serious level. As a matter of fact, we refused to compromise at the beginning when some people came and said we must give the maintenance to local companies.

“What is important in aviation is safety and security and we will ensure we give the maintenance to competent people, best known in the world.’’

When questioned on the poor maintenance of government infrastructures, especially the terminal one of the Airport, the minister said the disparagers were been unjust to the government about the condition of the old terminal.

According to him, the terminal was built in 1979 with the capacity to carry 200,000 passengers annually.

“Today the terminal is sustaining about eight million passengers per annum and you can imagine the strain, even in your house, if you have toilets built for 10 people and without no expansion about 200 people are now using the facilities, you can imagine what will happen. That is why there is the need for the terminal two which we have completed to complement the terminal one.’’ He pointed out.

The minister divulged that the new terminal two possess the magnitude to undertake 14 million passengers annually.

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