The new international terminals being constructed simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Kano and Enugu will increase capacity and improve passenger facilitation.
The Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Engr Saleh Dunoma stated this in Abuja following an inspection of the new terminal under construction by the Council President of ICAO, Dr Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu.
According to Engr Saleh Dunoma “In the past 12 years, passenger traffic at the airports increased from 4.4milion to 15million per annum (over 23%) and FAAN is expanding its capacity to accommodate envisaged growth.
He described Dr Aliu as an icon who has positively impacted the aviation globally emphasizing that his policy of “No country left behind ” has addressed the challenges faced by the sector especially in developing countries.
Engr Dunoma reiterated the Authority’s commitment to sustain the standards achieved following the recent ICAO audit.
The ICAO President was accompanied by Com Martins Nwafor, the Nigerian Representative at ICAO council, Mr Mam Saint Jalo, ICAO Regional Director for West and Central Africa, senior officials from the Ministry and heads of aviation agencies.
The ICAO President who earlier met with labour unions called for closer collaboration for the development of the sector.