FAAN to set aside funds for Lagos, Abuja airports certification
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.