Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL), the operator of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) said it is upgrading the terminal by importing $500,000 X-ray machines and other equipment.
Chairman of BASL, Dr. Wale Babalakin’s BASL, said massive upgrading of the x-ray machine and air conditioning systems was to enhance passengers’ safety, security and comfort.
The new machines would fast-track the screening of passengers and cargoes, according to a statement by the Group Corporate Affairs Manager of BASL, Mikail Mumuni.
He said: “Massive resources are also being deployed to upgrade our air conditioning system for the comfort of passengers as we always treat our customers as Kings and Queens.”
The BASL spokesman said the ongoing upgrading of the facilities is part of the company’s determination to continue to give Nigeria the best airport terminal that is comparable to those available in the developed economies.
He disclosed that the company had to even source for 50 per cent of foreign exchange from the parallel market to just to accelerate the importation of the forex.
“To satisfy our customers, we had to buy 50% of the money required for the importation of the X-ray machines from the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was only able to allocate 50 per cent to us.”