All international airlines serving Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos are anticipated to relocate from the old international terminal building, which will be closed for repairs, to the new terminal building beginning October 1, 2023.
Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation, stated this on Thursday during a tour of the Lagos airport’s aviation facilities.
Keyamo also vowed to modernise the aviation industry.
According to him, all plans made by his predecessor, Hadi Sirika, including the proposed Nigeria Air, have been halted to allow for a comprehensive contract audit.
The minister, who also took a bus journey to assess the airport’s surrounding fence, stated that his priority is aviation safety.
Girma Wake, a seasoned aviator, resigned as Chairman of Ethiopian Airlines in June, amid controversy over the launch of Nigeria’s state airline, Nigeria Air.
Earlier, Capt. Dapo Olumide, Interim Managing Director of Nigeria Air, stated that the aircraft used to unveil the country’s national career was a legitimate chartered flight from Ethiopian Airlines, and that the aircraft was returned to Ethiopian Airlines following the unveiling on the last day of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in May.
Nigeria’s Senate and House of Representatives Aviation Committees have called the inauguration of Nigeria Air a sham.