SHAME OF A COUNTRY: Travelers, stakeholders outraged over relentless power failure at Lagos Airport


By Lawani Mikairu.

Travelers utilizing the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and air travel stakeholders who utilize the global airport have actually condemned the regular electrical power interruptions, often lasting hours, at the global airport.

Remember on Wednesday night, the airport and the personnel real estate quarters around the airport was tossed into darkness that lasted for an hour. Travelers who were processing their departure flight and those getting here the nation needed to sustain the darkness as they waited up until electrical power was ultimately brought back.

Nevertheless, a significant air travel stakeholder, who was previous commandant of the Lagos Airport, who right away responded to the power failure stated: “FAAN is anticipated to have independent power line from Ikeja and Ayobo transmission lines as prepared for Muritala Muhammed Airport, Mixed Martial Arts, in 2007; what has occurred to that proposition? This is an embarassment on everybody consisting of the NCAA”.

” Once again, how did NCAA accredit Mixed Martial Arts if the power issue that could impact the airport security centers has not been dealt with? We have a long method to opt for the NCAA security oversight functions”, he fumed.

Among the travelers who was caught in the Wednesday night overall blackout on his method to Europe, Mr Alex John, stated he often feel embarrassed being a Nigerian due to the fact that of the method he has actually been humiliated at the airport whenever he pertains to get his global company partners at the airport.

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According to John,” My pal asked me if there is no electrical power at the entrance to your nation, how can one anticipate light in your cities? How do you do company in this nation?. I needed to ensure them that standby generators are generally supplied in company properties. Can you think of that”?

Another traveler informed Saturday Lead that those in charge of Lagos Airport need to be sacked. He stated:” what does it require to offer standby generators to power this airport? Are they not gathering earnings here from the services they are rendering to global airline companies and travelers? Till we discover to do the best thing, we will stay the laughing stock of the global neighborhood.”.

Responding to the power failure, the General Supervisor, Public Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu stated the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has actually gotten in touch with the South West Regional Supervisor in charge of the airport who has actually validated to her that power has actually been brought back to the airport.



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