The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has inaugurated a modern automated car park at the Domestic Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. According to a statement released to press men on Monday, FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said that the newly acquired facility would foster revenue generation in the country.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, in his inaugural speech said; “This modern facility is uniquely designed to ensure that parking fees are paid at the payment booths by its end-users before they exit the car park unlike in the past when they were paying at the entry point. This facility also has a special billing system which is programmed to give the end-users the exact amount for time spent at the parking lots. The inauguration of this facility is in line with FAAN’s desire to give passengers and airport users improved air travel experience in line with global best practices,” he said.
The new facility among other things would automatically eliminate long queues in the area; reduce traffic, speed up passenger and vehicular movements at the landside of the terminal. It would also ensure seamless facilitation of passengers and airport users.
This development, according to the statement also, would key into President Buhari’s commitment to transparency since all federal government agencies revenue-points have been mandated to pay all revenues generated into ‘Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account’ (TSA).
FAAN, however has assured to give the traveling public best of its services despite the economic challenges currently facing the country, assuring them of safety, especially in the upcoming Yuletide period which is the peak period of air travel in the system.