The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has revealed that plans have been perfected to demolish the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, in order to reconstruct it. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadii Sirika, at the 2019 Stakeholders’ Forum in Lagos
The Minister disclosed that the reconstruction of Murtala Muhammed International Airport has become important due to the poor state of the terminal, which has outlived its usefulness. According to Sirika, The terminal was built to handle 300,000 at inception but the passengers it handles have grown to 8 million in the past three years.
Cost of Reconstruction: The Minister stated that the reconstruction would gulp N14bn in order to give the busy Airport a befitting facelift. Recall, that the Airport recorded the highest traffic of travelers in Nigeria so far in the first quarter of 2019. In the meantime, before the reconstruction begins, Airlines will be moved to the new terminal being reconstructed to continue operations.