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Thursday, 29 June 2017

FAAN reacts to viral video of leaking roof at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA)

Wednesday a video made the rounds on social media showing the leaking roof at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA). The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN has released a statement explaining why the roof was leaking. According to the agency, the leakage was as a result of ongoing repairs at the airport and that the repairs have been completed and the leakage has been stopped. Read the statement from the agency after the cut and also a video of the leaking roof.


The attention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been drawn to a sensational and misleading video making the rounds on some sections of the social media on a leaking roof at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as a result of “the deplorable condition of facilities” at the Airport…..http://wp.me/p7INXn-fpM
It is regrettable that the story, which was capable of creating fear in the mind of intending passengers, was not based on assessment of the said facility by the reporters. This is more so because the reporters could easily have cross-checked their facts with our Corporate Affairs Department before going public with such a sensitive issue.
Following this malicious video clip targeted to tarnish the Authority’s hard earned reputation; Management wishes to put the records straight, that the leaking roof was a result of the on-going works at the MMIA, Lagos. This upgrade is coming at the heels of the Executive Order issued recently by the Presidency aimed at “Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria”, and the Authority is doing everything possible to improve the quality of her services in line with the Order.
Management in compliance with government policies has since initiated practical steps to improve on safety and security architecture of the nation’s premier airport and also improve comfort and passengers experience.
Consequently, upgrade of facilities is on-going in different areas at the International Terminal building of MMIA Lagos and as a result we are experiencing challenges as we have to keep up with our core operations going on while the upgrade continues.
Sequel to this on-going works, we recently experienced some leakages from the roof at the “D Wing” of the Terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, owing to a heavy rain accompanied by wind storm. This is directly connected to the civil engineering works going on at the roof top at that location, which temporarily interrupted our engineers who are replacing the old roof members with new ones at that instance. It was practically impossible to work at that location due to its altitude and slipperiness while the rains lasted, but work immediately resumed after the rain subsided, and the integrity of roof was restored.
We want to state clearly that this defect did not affect operations in any way or at any time at the Terminal.
FAAN assures passengers, airport users and the general public of her commitment to a safe, secure and improved facilitation at the nation’s airports.
Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs)
Ag. General Manager
Corporate Affairs

12 comments:

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Nigeria airports is the worst in the world

RareSpecie Z said...

dis one na shower

livingstone chibuike said...

shame

Anonymous said...

If it was not exposed to the world to see the state of the airport, faan would have done nothing about the leakage. Shame!

Anonymous said...

If it was not exposed to the world to see the state of the airport, faan would have done nothing about the leakage. Shame!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing sensational or misleading about this video. It's the whole truth. Your roof is leaking and you are finally repairing it.

Anonymous said...

Madam pls say it as it is. Visited my brother that works in the airport and saw a lot of points leaking. On the third floor, offices and corridors are leaking. The toilet on that floor is the worst ever. Every where is leaking and its an eyesore to behold. It doesn't end in changing tiles in only areas where passengers and the public see, Fix the offices, corridors and toilets. Pls do somethong.

Maven Service Limited said...

Will you just keep quiet. The reporter should report to you first before publishing it. So you can collect the video clip. Never seen such nor heard of this. What are you maintaining. International airport for that matter. Abeg faan make una go sleep you failed accept that

hrm paul said...

Dey are doing damage control

ehiss said...

My country my pride; my country my shame!

Vivian Reginalds said...

LOL
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Ekenny said...

Henrietta is telling a lie and she knows it.

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