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FG to Revive Taxiway Project At Lagos Airport

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…Ready Feb. 2021

 

In line with safety the federal government has begun reconstruction of an abandoned Taxiway Bravo (Taxiway B) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who was on a working visit to Lagos to inspect the commencement of works on the Taxiway B confirmed that reconstruction has started.

“Work has commenced at Lagos Taxiway B (known as Central Taxiway B), abandoned for 11 years. It is a safety and efficiency matter, set to deliver it February’21,” he wrote.

According to the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu, who was also available during the inspection, said the Taxiway B after completion, will boost ‘operational optimisation of the existing runway at the international wing of the Airport.’

He said: “It means that the Airport can handle more planes now and the runway can serve as a safety item because aircraft can be separated on the ground and have more room for maneuvering in and out. It can also be used in times of emergency.

“It is a safety-critical item that has been missing at the Lagos Airport, and many of the pilots have been complaining. It is the focus of the Minister to get it done and delivered by February 2021 and it is a landmark effort by the honourable Minister.”

A source, who is aware of the project when it was initially conceived, said investigation revealed that the project was abandoned by the House of Representative members at the time.

“House of Representatives members at the time began an investigation, ‘throwing the baby with the bathwater’ and the project was abandoned for about 11 years. It is a very critical safety element at the Lagos Airport and it is a good thing that the Minister is embarking on the project.”

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