Motorists enjoy free passage as Police, Air Force storm Lagos airport toll gate


FAAN workers seize Lagos airport toll gate


Motorists are enjoying free passage at the access toll gate of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) as policemen and Nigeria Air Force personnel were on Tuesday drafted to the toll gate to avert crisis following tussle for control of the revenue point between the workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the concessionaire, Integrated Intelligent Imaging West Africa.

The take over of the toll gate came on the heels of the dislodging of workers of the concessionaire on Monday by the workers of FAAN, who asked staff of the authority’s commercial department to take over the revenue point.

The security officers were deployed there Tuesday morning to forestall breakdown of law and order.

Secretary-General, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Abdulrazak Saidu said the take over of the gate by security officers would not stop their insistence that the contractor be relieved since the contract had expired.

“The action we took yesterday; the Minister of Aviation and the management of FAAN are aware because we told them in a meeting we held with them last year that we do not want the contractor again, the money he is paying is too small, we want to review it.

“The unions will meet this morning, we cannot allow concessionaires to continue to milk FAAN dry with the token they pay as concession agreement,” he said.