Thursday 18 April 2013

Fuel tankers to be relocated from MMIA road

Aviation Nigeria

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it will relocate tankers along airport road, the access gate at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja to a safer location along the airport road.

The General Manager (Corporate Communications) Mr. Yakubu Dati, said the present location does not only pose a security risk, it also impedes traffic during peak periods, since some of the tanker drivers are fond of parking very close to the main road, thereby reducing space for vehicular movement.

“The plan to relocate the tankers followed series of meetings with stakeholders including oil companies, over the security challenges posed by the presence of these tankers especially in view present security situation in the country” Dati said.

To conclude the relocation, the FAAN Spokesman said a meeting has been scheduled between Customs agents, owners of the trucks, FAAN”s Aviation Security officials and officers from the Nigeria Police, to finalize all arrangements towards a hitch-free relocation.

It is expected that the relocation of the tanker drivers will bring relief to airport users, especially staff of agencies working at the airport.


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