The member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency, Onofiok Luke has called on the Federal Government to fix dilapidated facilities in Federal Airports across the country.
Luke made the call when he brought before the House of Representatives; a motion of urgent national importance on the need for the Federal Government to Repair Dysfunctional Facilities and Provide New Infrastructure at the Federal Airports for Efficient Service Delivery to Air Travellers.
The lawmakers decried the breakdown of facilities and the paucity of certain infrastructure in some Federal Airports in the country. He noted that the situation has caused inconveniences, difficulty and delays to air travellers. Luke drew the attention of the Federal Government to the state of the escalator and lift at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, which has not been functional, thereby forcing passengers to use the staircase.
He also pointed to the insufficiency of airside buses at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airports, Abuja, in conveying passengers and the lack of conveying belts to convey passengers’ bags from checkpoints to the baggage sorting area, which has led to delays in flight departure.
The Federal Lawmaker said the situation had brought hardship to air travellers. He urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency fix the escalator and lift at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and provide more airside buses and conveying belts at the airport including other federal airports across the country.