8 January 2013

Nigeria: Faan to Introduce Automated Toll Gate At Abuja Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Tuesday that electronic toll gates would be mounted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, to ease traffic flow.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the Spokesperson for FAAN in Abuja, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the measure would complement services at the airport.

Yakubu said vehicular movements would be reduced because of the use of the new system. "The new car parks and roads that had been opened in the airport would experience easy vehicular movements.

"The new electronic gate pass would be made available to individuals coming into the airport latest by the end of the first quarter of the year. "The old stickers placed on cars would no longer be recognised, with time. "We are trying our best to make sure that we ease the traffic flow, part of which is the new measure.

"It will also enable people to park or leave the airport easily," Yakubu said. She added that FAAN would introduce automatic trolleys for passengers' use. She said this was part of the ministry's innovations to ensure that the airport met international standards.

Mr James Shallangwa, the Head of Commercial at the airport, also told NAN that the use of electronic gate would ensure accountability for toll fees. He said the agency would continue to use the old car stickers until the new one was introduced.

"It will charge people on daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, depending on how many times an individual is coming into the airport in a vehicle," Yakubu added. (NAN)

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