The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed plans to introduce a more organized park and pay for motorists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Speaking to the leadership of the Abuja Transportation and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATACA), the airport manager/Regional general manager North Central, Kabir Mohammed said this is aimed at bringing sanity to the airport.
Mohammed said that the development is aimed at eradicating and stopping touts from harassing and extorting money from drivers who bring in passengers into the airport.
He added that, as parts of the ongoing reorganisations at the airport, the rowdy taxi drivers and the illegal businesses going on at the front of the departure hall at airport will be properly addressed.
Also, in order to curb the issue of the traffic Jam at the toll gate of the airport, which affected staff, airport users and passengers, the airport manager has commissioned a taskforce which constitutes of himself and head of department to supervise at the toll gate on a daily basis with the sole aim of managing the inflow of
traffic into airport.
This effort has improved on the situation to a great extent, making entry into the airport easier.
Mohammed has proposed the relocation of the Mosque to a more comfortable location for easy vehicular movement within the airport and as well as expanding the car park.
He has also proposed the introduction of shuttle buses for staff, stakeholders and airport users, as well as a staff welfare & recreation centre.
Introduction of staff weekly/monthly reporting which has made positive impact on staff discipline and performance.