Federal Government has said that the new International Airport Terminal in Lagos, Nigeria, reportedly worth $38 million, will be opened in 2021.
This was disclosed by one of the media aides of President Muhammadu Buhari, Tolu Ogunlesi, via his Twitter handle on Monday.
The new International Airport Terminal in Lagos, Nigeria, (now) opening 2021.
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— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) December 28, 2020
What you should know
- In May 2020, the Federal Government revealed its plan to invest $38million in rehabilitation of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos terminal.
Why it matters
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had explained that the airport needed a revamp due to its poor state, which has outlived its usefulness. He further noted that the terminal was built to handle 300,000 at inception but the passengers it handles have grown to 8 million in the past three years.
- “We require to spend $38m as palliative on the refurbishment of the international terminal in Lagos. This airport was built in 1979 and intended to carry just 200,000 passengers annually, but it now does over eight million yearly. With the continuous over-use of its facilities, the amenities will not last for long.”