All international airlines have been ordered to leave the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, from October 1, 2023.
This directive was given on Thursday by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo.
According to Keyamo, this is to give room for total maintenance work at the airport.
The minister disclosed this during a tour at the international airport in Lagos, where he was accompanied by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed.
The minister, while speaking at the sideline of the airport tour, directed the airlines and companies operating in the airport to move to the new terminal – MMIA Terminal 2.
Keyamo also suspended all contracts, projects, concessions in the sector until further notice.
He said: “All airlines should vacate the MMIA before October 1 and relocate to MMIA Terminal 2.”