Abuja - The revamped Murtala Mohammed Airport
2 (MM2) has been lauded as a world-class facility that has set the standards in
the African aviation sector.
The airport in Ikeja will resume international flights on
Comptroller-General of Immigration Service, Martin Kure
Abeshi, expressed excitement ahead of the resumption of the flights.
He said the immigration service had been monitoring
developments at the MM2 since the Federal Government and Bi-Courtney Aviation
Nigeriasigned the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and was satisfied with
“You have done well and shown seriousness in ensuring
that MM2 becomes a model for airports in Africa,” said Abeshi following a
meeting with Christopher Pennick, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bi-Courtney
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The company operates the MM2 Terminal at the Airport
which used to be solely for local flights.
“I will deploy well trained officers and men who will
offer world class services to passengers at the terminal,” said Abeshi.
Pennick was this past weekend at the Service Headquarters
to brief Abeshi on the extent of work done at the airport to ensure facilities
met international standards.
He confirmed that Bi-Courtney had provided well-furnished
offices for both administrative and operational duties for the Immigration
Service and other necessary facilities needed for passengers’ clearance,
especially in the Departure and Arrival Halls.
“Facilities have been designed and produced in a manner
to conform to international standards while providing seamless transit between
international and domestic passengers as well,” he said.
Pennick said airlines such as Dana, Aero
Contractors and Medview will commence flights using the MM2 to Accra, Ghana and
a few other destinations in West Africa.
- CAJ News