TRAVELLERS from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport will no longer experience parking space problem at the airport as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has, in partnership with Seymour Aviation Limited constructed a world-class multi-level car park to make life easier for them.
The newly commissioned six level multi-storey car park which is the biggest in the country and the entire West Africa has capacity for 1300 vehicles and it is built on a land space measuring 9119.969m2 with 30 years tenure according to FAAN.
Speaking during the commissioning of the ultra modern park on Wednesday, Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, who commissioned the edifice, said the facility was long overdue and also timely as “it will improve passenger facilitation and reduce the menace of indiscriminate parking within and around the airport.”
The managing director who was represented by Engr. Sahusi Daura, Director Engineering Services, FAAN, said the project “is one of the numerous partnerships FAAN has, and is exploring to improve the infrastructural developments at our airports.”
He added that the “event is a testament of a public private partnership with FAAN and Seymour Aviation Limited, stressing that the facility will reduce indiscriminate parking within and around the airport.” According to him, the project is one of the numerous partnerships FAAN has, and is still exploiting to improve the infrastructural development at our airports.
In his remark, Managing Director of Seymour Aviation Limited, Mr. Francis Ikenga said “the multi-level car park was conceived as part of our corporate aim of supporting FAAN’s objectives of making MMA a hub for the West African aviation industry and destination of choice to airport service providers and end users,” adding, “we consider this project a major mile stone for the country and a national pride to the stakeholders and the citizens as a whole”.
Explaining that the facility meets international standards, he listed some of the other features of the ultra-modern car park to include male and female conveniences on every floor, ablution areas, executive waiting lounge, public address system to be linked with flight arrival/departure information, commercial lifts, bomb detector etc. Applauding the commitment of the management of FAAN and Fidelity Bank (financiers of the project) in seeing to the completion of the project, he stated that “this event wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation of FAAN personnel and financial support of Fidelity bank Plc”.
Also speaking the Deputy Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Balarabe Mohammed, stated that his company’s involvement in the financing of the project is “in line with our general philosophy that whatever we do, we must touch the lives of people”, just as he added that the bank will continue to support developmental projects.
Car parking in the facility costs N400 and N500 per hour respectively for cars and SUVs while additional parking hour attracts N100 only.
It costs N1000 for buses and N200 for additional hour. However, you must be very careful with your parking ticket as loss of ticket attracts a penalty of N5000 plus payment for time used.