BREAKING: FG Shut Down Murtala Muhammed Airport
The Nigerian government has directed all international airlines to vacate the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos State, from October 1, 2023.
This was made known by Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development on Thursday at the Lagos Airport during the tour of the facilities.
Keyamo further expressed dismay about the unkempt environment at the airport, while giving various orders for the areas to be kept clean.
The minister explained this decision is made to allow total maintenance work at the airport and directed the airlines and companies operating in the airport to move to the new terminal, MMIA terminal two constructed by the Chinese company.
The minister also suspended all contracts, projects, concessions in the sector until further notice.
He said: “All airlines should vacate the MMIA before the 1st of October, 2023 and relocate to MMIA terminal two.”
The minister also ordered the immediate demolition of Dominion and EAN hangars to pave way for the expansion of the airport.
Keyamo further expressed dismay about the unkempt environment at the airport, giving various orders for the areas to be kept clean.