Police, Air Force Deployed As FAAN, Others Clash At MMIA Toll Gate

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A team of Police Officers and Nigeria Air Force personnel were on Tuesday deployed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA ) Access Toll Gate to prevent a crisis following tussle for control of the toll gate between the staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Aviation Unions and the contractor handling the collection of tolls at the access gate.

The take over of the toll gate came as a result of  dislodging the workers of the concessionaire on Monday by aviation unions in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN ), who asked staff of the Authority’s Commercial Department to take over the revenue point.

According to reports, the security officers have successfully taken charge of the access gate to prevent the warring parties from gaining access into the cubicles.

Due to this development, vehicles are being granted passage freely without being charged.

Secretary-General, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals ANAP, Comrade Abdulrazak Saidu says the take over of the gate by security officers would not stop their insistence that the contractor be relieved of the contract since the contract had expired.

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He said: “The action we took yesterday the Minister of Aviation and the Management of FAAN are aware because we told them in a meeting we held with them last year that we do not want the contractor again, the money he is paying is too small, we want to review it. 

The Unions will meet this morning, we cannot allow concessionaires to continue to milk FAAN dry with the token they pay as concession agreement.”

Manager of the toll collection, Integrated Intelligent Imaging West Africa (ICUBE) Mr. Toluwaleke Abajingin expressed shock over the access gate take over in the early hours of Monday by the workers and their union leaders.

He told newsmen that the case was in court between one Rosepine Intergrated limited, FAAN and ICUBE.

The boss stated that it had paid FAAN up to date and were never informed about any upward review of the contract or otherwise


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