FAAN to set aside funds for La­gos, Abuja air­ports cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

Ahead of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of Mur­tala Muhammed In­ter­na­tional Air­port (MMIA), La­gos and Nnamdi Azikiwe In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Abuja, the Fed­eral Air­ports Au­thor­ity of Nige­ria (FAAN) has said it would set aside spe­cial funds for main­te­nance pro­grammes in or­der to sus­tain the stan­dards.

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, said the au­thor­ity, hav­ing gone through the rig­or­ous process of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, had learnt a lot of lessons in terms of im­prov­ing safety and op­er­a­tions at the air­ports.

The Nige­ria Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity (NCAA) is on the verge of cer­ti­fy­ing the two air­ports. It was learnt that the La­gos air­port has al­ready un­der­gone and scaled through four out of the five stages of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Speak­ing with news­men yes­ter­day, Dunoma stressed that the au­thor­ity would make bud­getary pro­vi­sions to sus­tain the feats al­ready achieved in bring­ing about im­prove­ment in pas­sen­ger fa­cil­i­ta­tion and im­proved ser­vices at the air­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to him, other air­ports that are yet to be cer­ti­fied are also in­ter­nal­iz­ing the man­u­als that have been ap­proved for im­proved op­er­a­tions of La­gos and Abuja air­ports.

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