The Regional General Manager, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Kabir Muhammed, has declared that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, will be fully automated before 2032.
Muhammed disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja, at the unveiling of the 3D signage installed to publicise the 40th anniversary of the Airport.
The Airport started operations on Sept. 29, 1982.
The Regional General Manager noted that the authority is working diligently to upgrade all facilities to ensure complete automation before 2032, when the Airport clocks 50 years.
He said; “By the time the Abuja airport will be 50 years old, I want to believe that every facility at the airport will be automated. We already have a car parking system which we are currently automating.’’
Muhammed said efforts are being made to improve security in the Airport by employing Aviation security personnel to ensure adequate security.
“ If you are not travelling, you have no reason to be inside the airport. Drivers may bring in passengers and what they need to do is to drop off the passengers and leave.’’
“In order to enhance the security situation, the management of FAAN is employing aviation security personnel and training them to ensure that the airport remains secure.’’
He further said that the FAAN Taxi app will soon be operational and the Management of the Airport is employing the International best practices, in order to enhance the security and safety of goods and passengers.
Muhammed stated that the Abuja Airport started with one module and now has four modules operating Domestic, Regional and International flights.
He also added that, about 35 local and foreign Airlines are operating at the NAIA.