In a bid to curb leakages and boost its revenue base,  the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commissioned a state-of-the-art automated car park at the Domestic Terminal 1, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The modern facility is uniquely designed to ensure that parking fees are paid at the payment booth before a vehicle exits the car park unlike the past when motorists paid at entry point.

The facility also has a special billing system which is programmed to give the end user the exact amount for time spent at the parking lots.

According to a press release by Henrietta Yakubu, acting general manager, corporate affairs, this will automatically eliminate long queues, reduce traffic, speed up passenger and vehicular movements at the landside of the terminal and ensure seamless facilitation of passengers and airport users.

“This automation will key into President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to transparency in all revenue points of all federal government agencies to the Federal Government Treasury Single Account.

“The commissioning of this facility is in line with the authority’s desire to give passengers and airport users improved air travel experience in line with global best practices,” Yakubu’s statement said.

Nevertheless, the FAAN similarly assured the travelling public especially as the peak period of air travel approaches for air travels and vehicular traffic movements, that it would give its best inspite of the economic challenges facing the country.

Saleh Dunoma, managing director, who commissioned the toll gate was accompanied by Salisu Daura, acting director, Maintenance and Engineering; Mahmuda Zakari, chief of staff to the MD; Niger Temlong. general manager, Procurement; Olatayo Ogini, terminal manager, Domestic Terminal 1, other top management staff, the contractor, airline officials and service providers.