Passenger traffic in Nigerian airports hits 15 million
The Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) has stated that in the past 12 years, passenger traffic at the airports increased from 4.4 million to 15 million a year.
With the development, FAAN said it has been working assiduously to expand its capacity to accommodate envisaged growth.It added that the new international terminals being constructed simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu will increase capacity and improve passenger facilitation.
Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, during the inspection of the new terminal under construction by President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Olumuyiwa Aliu, the Managing Director, FAAN, Saleh Dunoma reiterated the authority’s commitment to sustain the standards achieved following the recent ICAO audit.
He described Aliu as an icon who has positively impacted the aviation globally, emphasising that his policy of, “No country left behind” has addressed the challenges faced by the sector, especially in developing countries.
The ICAO President was accompanied by Martins Nwafor, the Nigerian Representative at ICAO council, Mam Saint Jalo, ICAO Regional Director for West and Central Africa, senior officials from the Ministry and heads of aviation agencies.
Meanwhile, Aliu called on aviation agencies to imbibe the culture of human capacity building in order to meet technological demands in the sector.