Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, claims that the Lagos airport in Ikeja, the state capital, contributes almost 60 per cent of the FAAN’s earnings.
The minister stated this during a courtesy visit to the airport on Thursday, where he advocated for the new airport terminal’s full utilisation.
He also promised that the federal government would maximise the generating capacity of airports throughout the country.
He further states that the new terminal has 60 check-in points and can accommodate many passengers.
He stated that the old terminal should be fully rebuilt, adding that the central cooling system is damaged and that there is a lot of dilapidation that has to be corrected.
He also ordered that all airlines with check-in counters in the old terminal transfer to the new terminal within three months.
Mr Keyamo further warned that all airport concessions and the Nigeria air project would be halted until he briefed Mr President on his findings.
As a result, he highlighted that, while he is eager to help local airlines, he expects them to be more efficient and effective.
Flight cancellations and delays will also be investigated, and restrictions will be enforced if necessary, according to the minister.
He also directed the owners to remove unserviceable planes.