Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has set up a taskforce to resolve the challenges faced by airlines in relocating to the Terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammad Airport.
Mr Oluseyi Odutayo, Head, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, said this in a statement on Saturday.
The statement said the taskforce would address the teething problems of relocating the international airlines to the new terminal as necessitated by the recent fire outbreak at the Old International Terminal.
Odutayo revealed that members of the taskforce are Hassan Musa, a retired Permanent Secretary and Ex-Director of Department of Air Transport Management who will be the team leader and Mr Adebayo Oladipo, General Manager, Aerodrome, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Others are Mr. Collins Mukoro, Mrs. Uyoyou Edhekpo and Mr. Henry Agbebire, who are all Special Advisers to the minister.
The statement noted that the taskforce would resolve passengers’ concerns, minimise discomfort and effectively communicate with the public.
According to the statement, the minister urged passengers and stakeholders to be patient in bearing the inconveniences, noting that the issues would be resolved soon.
It said the minister reiterated his commitment to the comfort, safety and overall satisfaction of passengers during this transitional period.
On August 31 during the minister’s inspection of the Lagos Airport, he gave a deadline of October 1 for the relocation of airlines to the new terminal in order to
renovate Terminal 1 of MMIA.