MMA2 takes delivery of facilities for airport terminal upgrade

  • X-ray machines, air conditioners arrive from US


Nigeria’s flagship privately operated airport terminal, Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, (MMA2) Lagos has taken delivery of new x-ray machines and air conditioners ordered by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL ) to upgrade facilities at the terminal.

Group Corporate Affairs Manager of BASL, operator of MMA2, Mikail Mumuni, in a statement on Friday said the equipment imported from the US arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Wednesday night from where they were later moved to MMA2.

He added that installation of the x-ray machines and air conditioners will commence on Friday evening and that this would be completed within one week.

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The BASL Spokesman quoted the acting Head of Business of the company, Mr. Ralph Uchegbu as saying that “the installation of the new X-ray machines and air conditionals will further re-inforce the status of MMA2 as the nation’s pre-eminent airport terminal in terms of customers security and comfort.”


BASL recently announced that it had invested over $500,000 (Five hundred thousand dollars) on the importation of the machines as part of a massive upgrading of its X-ray machines and air conditioning systems for passengers safety, security and comfort.

He further stated that the ongoing upgrading of the facilities was part of the company’s determination to continue to give Nigeria the best airport terminal that is comparable to those available in the developed economies.

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“To satisfy our customers, we had to buy 50 per cent of the money required for the importation of the X-ray machines from the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was only able to allocate 50 per cent to us,” Mumuni said.

“This, when added to the amount spent on the air conditioners, is a huge investment on our part, especially at this pandemic period when businesses are at low ebb and considering the fact that BASL is not a beneficiary of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 palliatives to the aviation sector,” he added.

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Wole Shadare