Following the recent certification of Murtala Mohammed Airport Ikeja (MMIA) , the management of the airport plans to inaugurate a task force to stop the access to the airport by miscreants whose unscrupulous activities injure the image of the airport.
The manager of the MMIA, Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba who disclosed this in an interview in her office in Lagos, said the setting up of the committee became necessary in order to improve the status of the airport.
According to Shin- Aba, sanity would be restored as soon as the multi storey car park was commissioned adding that all vehicles will be moved in to the newly constructed car park to ensure that nobody would violate the law.
She explained that accredited car hire operators would also be moved to a conducive area where they would conduct their business in a manner that befits the airport, remarking that the canvassing of passengers by cab operators at the front of the terminal would be eliminated.
Shin-Aba said all accredited airport car hire would be fitted with communication gadgets to be coordinated by their officials on picking and dropping off passengers at the airport.
On the activities of Bureau de change operators, the airport manager said they will also be moved to well organised area to ensure that their activities were regulated.
She said the management of the airport was determined to rid the airport of unwanted visitors and loitering, stating that Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) would be mounted at strategic positions to adequately monitor the airport especially, activities of unwanted visitors to the airport.
She called on various state governments across the country to see airports in their domains as their own and support them to grow instead of constructing new airports.
The MMA airport manager expressed happiness over the elimination of search table processing, which has saved 45 minutes of processing time, making it possible for airline’s turn around to be faster.
According to her, the Executive Order has positively affected the operations of the airport adding that the airport can now boast of functional scanning machines.
She assured air passengers of better days ahead while remaining committed to defend the certification of the airport.