by Alli Mustapha
N100m has been projected to be earned as revenue at the end of this month from the access gate of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos by The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
This was revealed yesterday in an interview with some select journalists at the Lagos Airport by Comrade Ahmed Danjuma, the Chairman, Air Transport Services Senior Staff, Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), FAAN Branch.
Recall that some FAAN staff with supports from their unions in February took over the management of the access gate from its concessionaire, Integrated intelligence Imaging (I-Cube) West Africa, following the expiration of its concession agreement February 2019.
According to Danjuma, FAAN had generated about N80m so far in March from toll collections, hoping that by the end of the month, it would be able to hit the N100m projection.
He said: “Within the first month of operation, I think we generated over N80m despite the teething problems. Initially, we had the issue of change although l-Cube has sold off all the stickers and even 2019 stickers are still being used coupled with the fact that there are so many challenges we had in that place.”
Explaining the security aspect of the task, the labour leader said: “you know our members were not guarded at night, we don’t operate beyond 11 pm, so you see the difference between 11 pm and 5 am; any car passing through there is passing free. Despite all these, we have been able to hit N80m. So, by the ending of March, we will be able to know precisely. I assure you we will be able to hit N100m.”