From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
The Federal government on Monday relocated the public car park at the International terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos temporarily to allow for the construction of an hospitality facility.
The temporary parking facility is located between the church and the mosque along the airport access road.
FAAN in a statement said the car park which is about 800 meters from the Terminal became operational at about 10.00hrs on Sunday 6th April.
Its spokesperson, Mr.Yakubu Dati said “the relocation became necessary to make way for the construction of a new Int’l Terminal, a Five-Star Hospitality Facility, and an Ultra-Modern Multi-Storey Car Park at the existing car park facility formerly occupied by Car Hire and Bus Operators.”
Some of the features of the car park include a 1000 parking bays, 24/7 free shuttle buses/security surveillance,6nos. Standard rest rooms, dedicated bus route, 2nos. Pedestrian walk ways, pick-up and drop off zones, among other amenities.
Dati said to minimize the inconvenience of having to walk to the new car park, shuttle buses are provided to convey passengers to and from the Terminal free of charge.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is mindful of some inconveniences that the on-going construction works may create for passengers and other airport users and hereby appeals for patience and understanding during this period as it continues in its effort to make necessary upgrades in line with international standards.” He told reporters.