The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is set to eject customs agents operating in its premises at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
Yabuku Dati, General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, yesterday said the authority had constituted a task force to that effect, saying the authority would not rescind its decision to eject the cargo operators.
Dati recalled that FAAN in June 2012 suspended an eviction notice given to the customs agents, and it FAAN had agreed to relocate the agents, having realised the prominent roles they play in generating revenue for the government.
Dati said that the authority had also agreed to establish a cargo village for agents in the airport’s master plan.
He also said that FAAN was set to relocate all fuel tankers parked within the vicinity of the access gate of the Airport, saying fuel tankers will be relocated to a safer location along the airport road.
Dati, however, debunked the allegation that the Bureau de Change operators still operated at the car park of the MMIA, saying those of them operating legally were relocated to designated places, while the illegal ones were told to stop operation.
Culled from NAN