Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL), has begun upgrading the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal II (MMA2) facility in Lagos, following the import of new x-ray machines and air conditioning systems for passengers’ safety, security and comfort.
Bi-Courtney, in a statement, hinted that the x-ray machines cost half a million dollars, to accelerate the screening of passengers and cargoes.
Group Corporate Affairs Manager of BASL, Mikail Mumuni, said the ongoing upgrading of the facilities was part of the company’s determination to continue to give Nigeria the best Airport Terminal that is comparable with those available in the developed economies.
“To satisfy our customers, we had to buy 50 per cent of the money required for the importation of the x-ray machines from the parallel market, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was only able to allocate 50 per cent to us. This, when added to the amount spent on the air conditioners, is a huge investment on our part, especially at this pandemic period when businesses are at low ebb and considering the fact that BASL is not a beneficiary of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 palliatives to the aviation sector,” Mumuni said.
Mumuni added that Bi-Courtney Limited was granted a concession by the Federal Government to design, build and operate MMA2.
“The company is required, under the concession agreement, to transfer MMA2 to the FG after 36 years of operation. MMA2 was constructed and completed within the schedule, a rare feat in Nigeria’s aviation industry and the terminal has been adjudged the best in the country by both the private and public stakeholders.”