Access Gates Fees: How The New Directive Will Help FAAN, By MD

Access Gates Fees: How The New Directive Will Help FAAN, By MD

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku says implementing the recent directive from the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo mandating that all citizens pay access gate fees at all 24 airports nationwide, will address one of the key revenue leakages the new management is determined to eliminate.

Speaking recently while initiating a comprehensive public awareness campaign to ensure that all airport users are well-informed about the new policy on access gate fees, Kuku commended President Bola Tinubu and the Minister for their proactive role in helping to give vent to the use of technology in order to shore up revenue, prevent leakages, and reduce the abuse of privileges by VIPs.

She emphasized that, “FAAN is currently poised to leverage technology to intensify its revenue drive. The new mandate also provides some protection for FAAN staff, who are often bullied and railroaded by VIPs and military personnel.”

Mrs. Kuku also mentioned that, though the implementation of the E-tag regime in Lagos and Abuja international airports and non-exclusion of VIPs in the payment for access gate fees at all airports in Nigeria is immediate, efforts are being made to ameliorate the traffic gridlock that may be experienced at the early stages of the implementation of the directive, especially in Lagos and Abuja airports.

According to her, “The good news is that all government organizations, the military and VIPs are fully in support of Mr. President on this directive. FAAN is therefore, guaranteed of maximum support from all sides.”

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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