Monday 6 May 2013

Automated Security at Abuja Airport to increase toll charges

Aviation Nigeria

Director of Commercial and Business Development of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Dr. Adeniyi Balogun has said the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja will witness a slight rise in toll charges.

Commuters will notice a sharp rise in charges which follow the installation of electronic tracking device at the main entrance of the airport aimed at boosting security.

Balogun, said the device would track all incoming and outgoing vehicles at both the local and international terminals of the airport.

He said, “With the recent and new security challenges we are facing in the country, it is pertinent for us to put in place this equipment that will track all vehicles plying this route. This is to ensure the security of lives and property of Nigerians having one form of business or the other to do at the airport.

He pointed out that the former rate was fixed in 2001, stressing that the increase in toll was necessary, adding that the automated gate is to generate another N50m cash-flow flow for  the organisation on a monthly basis.

The digital gates, which would be managed by FAAN, in partnership with First Bank Nigeria Plc and another private firm, would ensure efficiency and accountability at the airport.

The director has called on all users to comply with the new directive, stressing that it was geared towards ensuring safety and security at the airport.


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