The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has temporarily shut the regular ‘drop-off’ zone at the departure terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos over ongoing construction.
A statement by the authority’s general manager, corporate affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, which notified passengers, airport users, stakeholders and the general public, said the temporary closure takes effect from today (October 6) and will allow for the completion of the ongoing canopy installation works at the concourse of the old international building.
“However, to ease vehicular and human traffic around the area, the authority has temporarily opened the ‘drop-off’ zone of the new international terminal to serve airport users, while the project lasts. Also, covered walkways have been put in place to link the old and new terminals. The authority will also open the new departure bridge to serve as an exit to motorists.
“While appealing to airport users to bear with us while this project is completed, we will like to appeal to passengers and other stakeholders to please, comply with directives from security and traffic agents that have been deployed to ensure orderliness,” the statement added.