The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FCI International Limited, Mr Fortune Idu, has said optimisation of available structures, not aerotropolis, is needed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Idu who organises the annual Nigeria Aviation Award (NIGAV) stated this in an interview ahead of the 12th edition of the award.
He said: “What you need in Lagos is not a Greenfield aerotropolis; rather, it is the optimisation of the existing structures. That is, you will review it and optimise the space that you have. Aerotropolis is an existing real estate that has a relationship to the airport.
“When this airport was conceived initially, it did have that, but I am yet to see a complete book of this airport master plan. I have, however, seen what is called a land use plan for this airport.”
Meanwhile, the 12th edition of the prestigious Nigeria Aviation Awards (NIGAV) has received over 1400 votes conducted through an online survey for the various award categories.
The introduction of the voting is to authenticate the award process; this is just as the award and ministerial gala dinner earlier slated for January 20 with the theme, “The Coming of a New Era’ has been moved to February 4, 2023 with Mr Richard Aisuebeogun, former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as Chairman of NIGAV Development Promotion Committee.