Posted by Sade Williams
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has urged Airport users to be cautious while making use of facilities at airport terminals with a view to extending their lifespans .
The Director of Airport Operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Capt Muktar Yusuf Muye who gave this charge at the Malam Aminu International Airport, Kano MAKIA while fielding questions from newsmen said passengers have a great role to play in order to ensure durability of facilities at airports by handling them with care.
Muye noted that some passengers were not bothered with the way they handle public properties urging them to see airport facilities as their own when passing through the terminals.
“Airport users have a very great role to play in ensuring the durability of our facilities, they should handle them like their personal property and by so doing, facilities will last longer”, he said.
Muye acknowledge various infrastructure challenges facing FAAN but explained that the Authority was gradually addressing them as most of the airports were built over forty years ago.
He noted that the airport in Kano was not built to accommodate the current traffic being experienced today.
According to him, the new terminals under construction across the country when completed will address so many problems being encountered by passengers adding that there will be more space for passengers facilitation and comfort.
Meanwhile, regional/ airport manager, Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Alhaji Sabo Giade has assured passengers of getting a world class terminal at Kano soon.
Giade told journalists that that the new terminal will provide space for passenger facilitation as the current terminal was over stretched especially at the international terminal as almost all the aircraft arrive at the same time.
He explained that the present international terminal building will be converted to domestic use as soon as the new international terminalis opened.