The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended taxi car hire service activities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
FAAN said in a statement issued Thursday by its spokesperson, Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, that the measure will take effect immediately.
It also urged airport passengers to use other secure modes of transportation in and out of the airport pending the suspension.
The agency explained that the decision was made as a result of an unresolved factional dispute among vehicle rental operators, which it said had been impacting airport car rental service operations.
“Consequent upon this suspension, FAAN Management advises the general public and all airport users, particularly our esteemed passengers to use secured alternative means of transportation or E-hailing services in and out of the airport, ” the statement said.
FAAN, on the other hand, raised concern about how the suspension might affect airport users and the broader public, assuring that it is “Committed to her core values.”
It stated that the suspension would be lifted if the car rental operators resolved their concerns.
“The Management of FAAN regrets any inconvenience this necessary suspension may cause our esteemed passengers, airport users and the general public. Normal Car Hire Services resumes as soon as their differences are resolved
“FAAN…Committed to her core values … Safety! Security!! Comfort!!!.’’ FAAN said.