It was gathered that at the completion of the new terminal currently under construction by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, it would run side by side with the old terminal to facilitate the growing number of passengers on international routes.
The old terminal, built over 40 years ago, was planned to facilitate about 200,000 passengers but currently processing close to 10 million annually. The new terminal was said not to be large enough to accommodate the country’s growing annual passenger traffic.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, who confirmed the plan, said activities would continue in both terminals.
“The MMIA is an edifice and it will be remodelled. We will move activities to the new terminal, then work on one module; upon completion, we will move to another module until it is completely remodelled,” she said.