THE Federal Government has disclosed that no fewer than 14 million passengers would access the newly completed Terminal 2 of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos annually.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known yesterday, while clarifying that the new international terminal was not built to replace Terminal 1 but to complement it.
He said that it was the first terminal added to the original terminal since it was built some 40 years ago.
“That is why we were told that you could check in at one terminal and board at the other. So there is a handshake between the two terminals.
“The Terminal Two project started in 2013 and was completed by the present administration in 2022 under a bilateral agreement with the People’s Republic of China,’’ the Minister stated.
Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Mohammed also disclosed that over 10,000 direct and indirect job opportunities had been created in the new terminal.
He added that the edifice, replicated in Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu and Kano airports, is a testament to the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in infrastructure development.
According to the minister, the Buhari administration’s commitment to infrastructure development covering roads, bridges, rail, water dams and sea ports were unprecedented.
NaijaTimes check revealed that the new terminal has 60 check-in counters, seven passenger boarding bridges, five baggage claim belts, 16 departure desks and 28 arrival desks.
Also, there are eight security screening points, fully automated security control room with CCTV and eye-based lie detector machine.
Other feature of the facilities includes, the Ticketing Point, Passport Control, Port Health Screening and praying area for Muslims and Christians.