The inauguration of the newly built international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, will take place in Lagos on Tuesday, 22nd March 2022.

The brand new international terminal is being built in a bilateral arrangement between the Federal Government of Nigeria, and the People’s Republic of China. 

The new Lagos International terminal, which will be commissioned by President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has the capacity to process 14million passengers per annum. It is built on a land mass of approximately 56,000 square metres, and it has 66 check-in counters.

Other facilities in the terminal include five baggage collection carousels, 16 Immigration desks at the arrival, 28 Immigration desks at departure, eight security screening points, six passenger boarding bridges (out of which two has already been installed), two food courts, four premium lounges, 22 guest rooms and spa, 16 airline ticketing offices, visa on arrival and port health facility, as well as praying area, more than 3,000 square metres of duty free space, approximately 5,000 square metres of lettable utility space, amongst others.

According to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), the new terminal to be commissioned is expected to generate about three thousand direct and indirect employment for Nigerians, as well as enhance passenger facilitation and comfort at the Lagos airport.

The Authority will also sign a memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State Government on the 9km Airport-Shasha-Alimosho link Road to be constructed by the State Government.

Story: Ralia Adama