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Skeletal services at MMIA

21 August 2012, 11:00

Ikeja - There have been skeletal services at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja following the two-day public holiday declared by the Federal Government to mark the Eid al-Fitri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FAAN, NAMA and NCAA offices were locked and only the security guards on essential services were seen at the gates leading to the offices.

NAN reports that airlines’ counter operators at the  MMIA Terminal 2 building were offering skeletal services while the First Nation Airways pasted a notice in front of its counter stating that operations would resume on Aug. 27.

NAN learnt that the airline had sent its aircraft for maintenance making it to suspend to suspend operations for some weeks.

There were also few passengers at the departure hall of the MMIA Terminal 2 waiting to board flights to other parts of the country.

Mr Mike Ojo, a passeneger travelling to Abuja, told NAN that he wanted to rest on Tuesday before resuming work on Wednesday.

"There is the likelihood of high traffic between tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday morning. That is why I am leaving for Abiuja today," he said.

Malam Shehu Abubakar, another passenger travelling to Kano, said that he had an appointment in Kano and had to leave .

Mrs Chibuzor Udom, who was travelling to Calabar, said that she had completed her transaction in Lagos and needed to return to Calabar where she lives with her family.

"With them, I would have more than enough holidays. So I have to leave now. Moreover, there may be an increase in fare later," she said.     

NAN also observed that few Bureau De Change operators near the FAAN office were attending to customers.

There were also light human and vehicular traffic at the airport.


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