The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has given an insight into why he approved the relocation of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria headquarters to Lagos State from the Federal Capital Territory.
He explained that having considered the logistics cost of FAAN staff flying from Lagos to Abuja daily to sign documents or attend meetings, top officials of the agency approached him and requested for the relocation of the agency’s headquarters.
He also said in one year, FAAN spent close to half a billion naira on air tickets just for flights between Lagos and Abuja.
He explained that in 2020 his predecessor in office gave a directive that the headquarters should move from Lagos to Abuja. All the while, the headquarters had been in Lagos.