Amaechi directs FAAN’s management to erect befitting headquarters’ building

Rotimi Amaechi, Transport minister, appearing before the Senate
Rotimi Amaechi, Transport minister, appearing before the Senate during an interview session before he was hired for the ministerial job.

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday directed the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to erect an appropriate and befitting headquarters within the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for itself.

Mr. Amaechi, accompanied by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and some key management staff of the agency, gave the directive at the FAAN’s headquarters.

He gave the order shortly before embarking on a tour of the airport’s facilities.

He said the present FAAN’s headquarters was not a befitting office.

Mr. Amaechi, who expressed his discomfort with what he observed, wondered why FAAN, despite its huge revenue-profile, could not build a befitting office for itself since its establishment.

He said that safety was not negotiable and that it should not be toyed with, adding that after safety, the next thing that should be discussed and uppermost to FAAN should be an appropriate office space.

“From what I have observed, this is not a befitting edifice and office that should house FAAN workers.

“Once we have discussed safety, the next thing should be the construction of new FAAN office,” he said.

Mr. Amaechi warned the aviation agencies against bowing to political pressures no matter how powerful the persons were and no matter where the pressures might be coming from.

He urged them to have the will to withstand such pressures.

The minister had visited the General Aviation Terminal also known as Terminal 1, power house and the international terminal building, currently under construction.



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  • sammyctu ode

    ACTION GOVERNOR AND NOW ACTION MINISTER. GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU. Please tell them Your Excellency because civil servants think of only one thing- CORRUPTION but they don’t think of development with all these layers of directors and other irresponsible staff. I am always ashamed when i pass through any of our airports. Even the guys who clean the toilets are always demanding and looking forward for us to give them money as if we must pay for easing ourselves. There is no time i will be checking in that the FAN boys and girls will not demand money from me as if they are not being paid salaries. Crappy people that needs TOTAL RETRAINING.

    • aisha ani

      Amen to that.

  • Say the truth

    Is that the priority? Can the money that will be spent on ‘befitting’ headquarters provide other benefits to the populace?


    Amaechi has kicked off with bogus contracts,why is building a new office the priority when the economy is in the doldrums ?

  • Wesley

    Is the airport a befitting airport? That should be your priority and not building a befitting head office for FAAN inside a derelict airport

  • Walter Debosky

    Another round to “chop” Ameachi is bereft of ideas, he cant give what he does not have,all he knows is awarding contracts, we siddon dey look

  • GbemigaO

    So the first action is to build offices? Rubbish . Bereft of ideas !