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Hadi Sirika Reminds Business Owners Behind MMIA Terminal 2 of Imminent Demolition

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Demolished N10bn Headquarter of Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, AIB-N, Lagos

Companies situated at the very rear of the two international terminals at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos, have been reminded that tractors and bulldozers will soon be visiting before the year runs out to turn the entire occupied/built-up spaces into a plain level as it was done to the N10bn headquarter office of the Accident Investigation Bureau- Nigeria, AIB-N.

Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation, announced the reminder at the stakeholders’ forum hosted by the House of Representatives Committee on aviation, at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

The minister said the built-up property of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, AIB-N, headquarter demolished was to demonstrate the seriousness of the government to use the entire stretch at the back of the terminal to complement the critical needs of the newly commissioned international terminal two.

Recall that the beautiful terminal was birthed with the chronic deficiency in adequate apron space which has been its albatross.

Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation

Sirika said the entire land space at the back of the new terminal is to be used to create more space for aircraft making use of the new terminal in order to have ample space for maneuverability and for parking.

Companies situated at the back of MMIA terminals 1 and 2 have for the umpteenth time been notified of the impending total demolition.

Those who have friends or patronize any of the companies in the affected area should inform those concerned that their offices shall soon be razed to ground zero before the year runs out.

This finishing touch being planned for the newly commissioned terminal could inversely be in agreement with the scathing criticism a section of the industry stakeholders had severally heaped on the facility, that its present site distorts the airport’s master plan.

Some of the veterans who had sighted the airport’s masterplan had severally frowned at where the terminal is presently sited saying it has distorted the masterplan.

The former AIB-N Lagos headquarter demolished by the Federal Government, still lies in ruins. Buildings all around have similar fate waiting for them

However, one fact that cannot be controverted is the aesthetic allure of the edifice by the Chinese builder of the airport, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC.

The entire ambience in the new terminal building is awesome as it features 66 check-in counters,16 arrival-immigration desks, and 28 departure-immigration desks.

Also housed are eight security screening points, a multi-layer baggage sorting system, five arrival gates, six departure gates, seven boarding bridges, two food courts, four premium airport lounges, 22 guest rooms, and a spa.

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