Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has urged the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to upgrade the facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this during a meeting with the FAAN management at Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday ahead of next Saturday’s re-opening of airspace for international flights.
According to the governor, some of the facilities installed in the airport at inception were due for modernisation and upgrade.
He also stated that there should be a provision of free Internet connectivity within lounges at the airport.
He said: “Travellers across the world are looking for destinations where things they enjoy in their comfort zones are provided. When we provide services and infrastructure that will drive traffic to our airport, not only will it triple the revenue generated for the government, it will also improve the status of the airport within the continent.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu said officials of the state government are working closely with officials of the Federal Government to make sure safety protocols are put in place at the airport and ensure compliance.
Speaking earlier, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, FAAN Managing Director, asked the governor to assist in the provision of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles to commute passengers from the car park to departure and arrival halls, expansion of strategic airport roads and stoppage of encroachment on the airport land around Ajao Estate and Shasha.