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MMIA Congestion: FAAN advises cargo operators to find alternative entry points

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IKEJA – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday urged operators of cargo flights to find alternative entry points for their cargo, rather than the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.
Mr Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, made this known in a statement made available to aviation correspondents at the airport.
Dati said that the advice had become imperative due to the congestion created by the backlog of cargo resulting from the two-week closure of the terminal by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
The General Manager said that FAAN initiated the measures to accelerate the clearance of goods at the terminal and return the situation to normal.
“Airlines and importers are advised to make use of alternative airports,’’ he said.
Dati said that FAAN was constrained to take the measure temporarily for the safety and security of all concerned.
He said that the authority regretted the inconvenience this might cause.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cargo wing of the MMIA was shut by the Customs Service between Nov.18 and Dec. 2, due to a fracas between clearing agents and customs officers.
NAN also reports that the Federal Government, on Dec. 2, ordered the reopening of the cargo shed.(NAN)

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