The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has directed all international airlines to vacate the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, from October 1, 2023.
According to him, this became required in order to allow for entire airport maintenance work.
The minister made the announcement during a visit of the international airport in Lagos, where he was accompanied by Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.
While addressing on the sidelines of the airport tour, the minister instructed all airlines and businesses to relocate to the new terminal, MMIA Terminal 2.
Keyamo has also put all contracts, projects, and concessions in the industry on hold until further notice.
He said: “All airlines should vacate the MMIA before October 1 and relocate to MMIA Terminal 2.”