Interior minister tours airport passenger facilitation equipment

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Tuesday toured the new terminal at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos to assess the level of work on the passenger facilitation equipment, including electronic boarding gates at the terminal.

The minister had arrived Lagos Tuesday to have a look at the passport processing facilities of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Ikoyi before making the brief stop to ascertain the readiness of the electronic gates being installed at the airport terminal.

During the inspection, Mr. Tunji-Ojo sought from the contractor handling the project the level of readiness of the facility for inauguration requesting that all the company speed up the completion for passenger use.

The minister also sought clarifications on the components that need to be put in place ahead of the inauguration of the facility.

He also sought clarification on whether the project will be 100 per cent ready for test run, as officials of the NIS affirmed that a back facility is in place to drive passenger facilitations.

The minister urged the contractor to deliver according to the timeline so that passengers could optimise the full benefits of improved facilitation equipment at major gateways into the country.

Tunji – Ojo also inspected the E- Finger at the Arrival Hall of the old international terminal of MMIA, Lagos,urging expansion of the e- electronic gates undergoing installation.

The minister was accompanied on the facility tour by the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), NIS, Mrs. Kemi Nanna Nandap and other senior officers of the service.

Sources hinted that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to inaugurate the project.