Between January and March 2019, the new Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos terminal under construction would have been completed and put to use.

This is according to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja.

He said the terminal would be delivered before the general elections in February.

“Lagos airport terminal will run into next year. Hopefully, we will deliver it before the elections,” he said.

The Federal Government envisages that the new terminal, upon completion, will help to ease passengers’ facilitation at the airport as well as increase passengers’ volume.

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The terminal was to have become functional since 2016 but the opening date had been postponed several times.

The minister said following the completion and opening of the terminal, the issue of the power outage at the airport would also be addressed.

“We will address the problem of electricity at the airport very soon by changing all the cables. Some of those cables have been in use since 1979 and have outlived their lifespan,” he added.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, had told our correspondent that the opening of the new MMIA terminal would give room for the rehabilitation of the old terminal.

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