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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday said the leaking roof in a part of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, was due to ongoing construction works.

FAAN, in a statement signed by its Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Herrienta Yakubu in Lagos, said the upgrade was in compliance with the recent Executive Order issued by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Yakubu, who was reacting to a viral video of the incident, denied claims that the facilities at the airport were in a deplorable condition.

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Really sad. What Murtala Muhammed International Airport looks like when it rains. Update: The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday said the leaking roof in a part of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, was due to ongoing construction works at the airport. FAAN, in a statement signed by its Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Herrienta Yakubu in Lagos, said the upgrade was in compliance with the recent Executive Order issued by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Yakubu, who was reacting to a viral video of the incident, denied claims that the facilities at the airport were in a deplorable condition. “It is regrettable that the story, which was capable of creating fear in the minds of intending passengers, was not based on assessment of the said facility by the reporters. “This is more so because the reporters could easily have cross-checked their facts with our Corporate Affairs Department before going public with such a sensitive issue. “Following this malicious video clip targeted to tarnish the authority’s hard earned reputation, management wishes to put the records straight that the leaking roof was as a result of the on-going works at the MMIA, Lagos. “This upgrade is coming at the heels of the Executive Order issued recently by the Presidency aimed at Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria, and the authority is doing everything possible to improve the quality of her services in line with the order.’’ #mmia#bellanaija

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Aftermath of rainfall at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Update: The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday said the leaking roof in a part of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, was due to ongoing construction works at the airport. FAAN, in a statement signed by its Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Herrienta Yakubu in Lagos, said the upgrade was in compliance with the recent Executive Order issued by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Yakubu, who was reacting to a viral video of the incident, denied claims that the facilities at the airport were in a deplorable condition. “It is regrettable that the story, which was capable of creating fear in the minds of intending passengers, was not based on assessment of the said facility by the reporters. “This is more so because the reporters could easily have cross-checked their facts with our Corporate Affairs Department before going public with such a sensitive issue. “Following this malicious video clip targeted to tarnish the authority’s hard earned reputation, management wishes to put the records straight that the leaking roof was as a result of the on-going works at the MMIA, Lagos. “This upgrade is coming at the heels of the Executive Order issued recently by the Presidency aimed at Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria, and the authority is doing everything possible to improve the quality of her services in line with the order.’’ #mmia #bellanaija

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“It is regrettable that the story, which was capable of creating fear in the minds of intending passengers, was not based on assessment of the said facility by the reporters.

“This is more so because the reporters could easily have cross-checked their facts with our Corporate Affairs Department before going public with such a sensitive issue.

“Following this malicious video clip targeted to tarnish the authority’s hard earned reputation, management wishes to put the records straight that the leaking roof was as a result of the on-going works at the MMIA, Lagos.

“This upgrade is coming at the heels of the Executive Order issued recently by the Presidency aimed at Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria, and the authority is doing everything possible to improve the quality of her services in line with the order.’’

According to her, the 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.

Yakubu noted that consequently, upgrade of facilities was on-going in different areas at the International Terminal building of MMIA Lagos with its attendant challenges to FAAN operations.

“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 members with new ones at that instance.

“It was practically impossible to work at that location due to its altitude and slipperiness while the rains lasted, but work immediately resumed after the rain subsided, and the integrity of roof was restored.

“We want to state clearly that this defect did not affect operations in any way or at any time at the terminal,” she said.

Yakubu reassured passengers, airport users and the general public of FAAN’s commitment to a safe, secured and improved facilitation at the nation’s airports.

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8 Comments

  1. keke driver

    June 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Incompetent idiots.. But these people travel all the time, they see airports in other countries, yet they cannot make theirs as beautiful…. They keep speaking useless grammar.. Awon Arindin

    • slice

      June 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Very incompetent. That place is an embarrassment. Hot hot and old. We have domestic airport in Nigeria that look better. What a shame. Slice

    • Kkay

      June 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Incompetent should be the appropriate name for Nigeria….or fantastically corrupt, preferably.How else would you address a nation where no infrastructure works – that’s if it is in place at all!!

      Power supply will be having its 57th MEMORIAL SERVICE on October 1, 2017. These political leaders are not ashamed of themselves in the international community!

      Lagos is one hot, smelly over-populated hole of urban decay!
      Successive administrations refused to see the common sense in ‘deliberately’ developing other cities in the 6 Geopolical zones such as Benin, Warri, Aba, Enugu, Kogi, Yenogoa, Taraba etc.
      That would take the pressure of over-population from Lagos and spread it along these zones with a good network of roads and functional railways

      I don’t want to talk about the roads or the having ‘okada’, ‘keke’ tricycle,carts and wheelbarrows as “vehicles” to contend with alongside crazy ‘danfo’ drivers.

      Politicians and public officers arrogantly flaunt wealth looted from the national treasury ,infuencing a significant percentage of the masses into all sorts of vices!. Laws are not enforceable because the ruling class are above the laws of the land.

      I wonder if their brains are frozen in the stone-age. Why pretend to keep up with the developed world?!

  2. RMA

    June 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    They never seem to not have idiotic and useless excuses for their lack of intelligence and insensitivity to saliently important issues. How can you be fixing the roof of an international airport, which is supposed to give the first impression about the country to a visitor during rainy season and not anticipate heavy down pour and deem it necessary to take proactive measures to curb potential disruption and discomfort to people? Should ”on-going works” be a tangible excuse for lack of professionalism?
    Maybe if we start to think more of how to do things right and not how to enrich our pockets we will start to make things work seamlessly without having negative impact on us as a nation.

  3. June

    June 28, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    The shameeeeeee of it all! .

  4. E

    June 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Hard earned reputation?!!

  5. nene

    June 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    the worst airport in the world

  6. zzzzzzzzzzz

    June 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Traveled domestic recently and I will tell you that travelling by air now is hell, got to the airport by 11 am only to be told that boarding had stopped 30 mins to time. My flight was for 11::30 am. Pleaded but the so called madam in charge of the cashiers refused to budge. Wanted to reroute to Abuja and take a taxi to my destination when we were told that our boarding would be processed. Of course I parted with 1,000 naira for the madam and 500 to some other airline staff who pretended to be helping, to be honest some of these airline staff are no better that motor park touts. After I boarded the plane was still on the the tarmac for over 45 mins before it took flight. On getting to my destination I realized that my Ghana must go bag was torn as in ripped open and some of the bag contents spilled, I was told that the conveyor belt was to blame. Arriving back to Lagos at the MM2 arrival terminal, it was as if there was an overflowing sewer close by as the whole place smelled like a cesspit, there were foreigners who disembarked and I can’t quantify how ashamed i felt. On getting to the toilet i observed that the water pressure was so low that the wash hand taps were not flowing. There was this cleaner who was busy rationing the hand wash and pouring water from an Eva bottle for washing of hands. After wards she would ask if you have anything for her. she asked me and I told her that her people she inclusive deliberately stopped the water from flowing so that they can extort money from people. I can remember that the best I have seen the domestic wing of the MM 2 airport is 2013-2014. Every thing was functioning so perfectly, the restroom was clean, functional and the cleaners did not even ask for anything. I forgot to add that the Jos airport from where I departed is yet to have it’s renovation completed after 4 years, the toilet is also flooded with water and there is a big water drum in case of scarcity, the water drum was also in the Lagos . I mention restrooms a lot because if you want to know the state of any facility, check out the rest rooms.

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