Relief came the way of passengers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos yesterday when three new ultra-modern carousels and conveyor belts were commissioned.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) commissioned the facilities at the D-Arrivals of the airport.
The conveyor belts at the airport have been a major cause of delays for passengers arriving the country as it often took them hours to complete facilitation.
Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika declared last Saturday that conveyor belts at Nigerian airports were built in 1970s.
The FAAN management said the new facilities, commissioned by the General Manager, Mechanical, Engr. Ephraim Nwodo, in the presence of other senior officials of the agency, would fast track departure formalities of arriving passengers.
Spokesman of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the new facilities were in conformity with global trends and international best practices.
She said, “This facility is one of many projects embarked by the federal government to keep pace with the growing traffic which has been on the increase since the commencement of the remodeling project, and the immense growth of the country as the fastest growing economy in Africa.”