Acting President Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Thursday to inspect the facility.The visit is part of the Federal Government’s plan to improve Nigeria’s ranking on the Ease of Doing Business index as he (Osinbajo) had, a couple of days ago, approved a
60-day reform plan in that regard.Professor Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.The Acting President was conducted round by Ephraim Nwodo, General Manager, Mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).The facilities inspected by the acting president included the conveyor belt, travollator, visa on arrival section, screening machines and the new departure terminal, which is under construction.
Osinbajo expressed dissatisfaction with the state of some of the facilities, adding that there was need to urgently make them function at optimal level.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of the visit, he maintained that the Federal Government was committed to improving the ease of doing business in the country.
He said: “The airport is one of the major places where we need to ensure that facilities are working and that things are being done properly.”“So, we have looked around and have seen quite a few of the equipment.”
“There are many things that need to be done and need to be corrected and we have to work on them.’’Also speaking, Sirika said he was in agreement with the observations raised by the acting president.“I agree with the acting president a hundred per cent that work needs to be done to improve our airport and that is why we are here,’’ he added.