By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos

 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that it has commenced the development of cargo terminals in designated airports in the country.

Trade: FAAN building cargo terminals in airports

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos

 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that it has commenced the development of cargo terminals in designated airports in the country.

 

FAAN listed the affected airports to include, Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Port Harcourt International Airport.

 

Managing Director of FAAN, Alhaji Saleh Dunoma said this in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital at a-one day summit organized by the state government and Nigerian Shippers’ Council in collaboration with AirFreight Stakeholders’ Forum.

 

Addressing the gathering, Dunoma added that the terminals would have facilities to handle perishable produce as well as dry cargo.

 

Represented by one of FAAN’s General Managers, Mr. Sam Okwechime, he said that the authority had worked with “the Nigerian Custom Service and clearing agents to expedite the clearing of cargo at the airports; supported the building of cargo terminals all over the country to take advantage of the agricultural potential of the country.

 

He added that the move was also aimed at eliminating wastage and that the agency has entered into an agreement with airports council international (ACI) to widen the platform available for the training of our staff; acquired state of the art passenger and cargo screening equipment and supported all efforts aimed at maximizing the potentials in the country’s air cargo section.” 

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