FAAN Explains Leaking Roof at MMIA

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Chinedu Eze

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has explained that the licking roof of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport was a result of the on-going works at the terminal.

The agency said the upgrade was coming on the heels of the executive order issued recently by the Presidency aimed at “improving ease of doing business in Nigeria”. The Authority said it is doing everything possible to improve the quality of its services in line with the order.

“FAAN management in compliance with government policies has since initiated practical steps to improve on safety and security architecture of the nation’s premier airport and also improve comfort and passengers experience.

“Consequently, upgrade of facilities is on-going in different areas at the International Terminal building of MMIA Lagos and as a result we are experiencing challenges as we have to keep up with our core operations going on while the upgrade continues,” the agency said.

FAAN said sequel to this on-going works, “we recently experienced some leakages from the roof at the ‘D Wing’ of the terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, owing to a heavy rain accompanied by wind storm. This is directly connected to the civil engineering works going on at the roof top at that location, which temporarily interrupted our engineers who are replacing the old roof with new ones at that instance.”

The agency said it was practically impossible to work at that location due to its height and slipperiness while the rains lasted, but work immediately resumed after the rain subsided, and the integrity of roof was restored.

It clarified: “We want to state clearly that this defect did not affect operations in any way or at any time at the terminal. FAAN assures passengers, airport users and the general public of her commitment to a safe, secure and improved facilitation at the nation’s airports,” FAAN said.