Tuesday 11 June 2013

FAAN set to relocate Cargo Agents from Airport premises

Aviation Nigeria

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is set to eject customs agents operating in its premises at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

General Manager Corporate Communications of FAAN, Mr Yabuku said in a press statement that the authority had constituted a task force to that effect.

He said that the authority would not rescind its decision to eject the cargo operators, adding that FAAN had agreed to relocate the agents after having realizing the prominent roles they play in generating revenue for the government.

Dati said that the authority had also agreed to establish a cargo village for agents in the airport's master plan.
Among the relocations to be made by the FAAN is also all fuel tankers parked within the vicinity of the access gate of the Airport.

According to the general manager, the fuel tankers will be relocated to a safer location along the airport road.

"The present location does not only pose a security risk, but it impedes traffic during peak periods. Since we are in agreement with them and have had several meetings with them, the plan is still ongoing and we shall surely move them" He said.

Dati explained that the plan to relocate the tankers followed a series of meetings with the stakeholders, including oil companies. Dati recalled that FAAN in June 2012, suspended an eviction notice given to the customs agents.

He said that those of them operating legally were relocated to designated places, while the illegal ones were told to stop operation.


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