The new Regional airport General Manager for Southwest, Mr Felix Akinbinu says he will strive to ensure that decays at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport MMIA are addressed within the shortest possible time in order to give air travellers seamless travel.
Akinbinu who spoke with some aviation reporters in his office at Ikeja , promised that the issue of cooling system will be addressed immediately evrn as he declared that the issue of poor status of the toilets at the number one gateway airport is already being attended to.
Akinbinu while acknowledging the fact that the old age of the airport has contributed to the poor infrastructural decays at the airport, pledge that the deficiencies will not be corrected in isolation but promised to equally upgraded the chillers and other related facilities that will provide passengers comfort.
The Airport Manager revealed thatba technical team charged with on the spot assessment of facilities have started identifying areas that require urgent attention with the view to tackling all the shortcomings and inadequacies soonest.
His words:”Without being told, there are some visible challenges in the airport, we are capable of tackling them, we are taking assessments and we will address them as soon as possible and at the moment if such is being done, there is no way we would compare how the terminal looks like and the current shape.”
Akinbinu however warned touts and those without business at the airport to steer clear as anyone caught will be prosecuted, urging travellers to reduce the number of relatives seeing them off at the airport.
While decrying illegal parking on adjoining roads to the terminal building, he assured of secured and safe airport terminal and passengers comfort adding that the airport was be coming too small to cope with the traffic
“Illegal parking is a major challenge, the airport is becoming too small compared to the volume of operations, but never the less we are addressing that and in the cost of our expansion we will get to that axis”
On the poor state of the alternate road between training school and the MMIA terminal, Akinbinu said contract for its rehabilitation has been approved and awarded.