FG Suspends Cargo Flights To MMIA To Decongest Warehouse


All international cargo flights operating into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has been suspended by the Federal Government.

General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Yakubu Dati told newsmen that the suspension of cargo aircraft into the country was necessary because of the congestion at the warehouses.

“This has become imperative due to the congestion created by the backlog of cargo created following the two-week closure of the terminal by the Nigerian Customs Service,” he said.

According to Dati, the agency is initiating possible measure to accelerate the clearance of the goods and return to regular operation of international cargo flights.

He therefore advised airlines and importers to, in the mean time, make use of alternative airports. The authority, according to Dati had to take the measure to ensure the safety and security of all concerned.


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