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Nigeria: BASL to enforce passenger ‘pick up and drop off’ policy at MMA2 July 12

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IN a bid to enforce security and restore sanity to the Drop-Off Zone area of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has advised travelers and others using the terminal to avail themselves of the rules guiding picking up and dropping off passengers at the terminal.

By enforcing these rules, BASL aims to ensure the safety and security of all terminal users are not subjected to undue risk. The regulations are expected to take effect by the 12th of July, 2021.

A statement signed by BASL’s Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Mikail Mumuni, was made available to journalists in Lagos. It stated that several factors forced it to enforce the rules of the original design of the terminal, including operating the Drop-Off Zone strictly for its intended purpose.

Further explaining, he said the Drop-Off Zone was designed only for outbound and other terminal users. At the same time, inbound or arriving passengers should use the Arrival parking area and the Multi-Storey Car Park, stressing both groups should not cross paths.

Based on recent events at airport facilities worldwide and consistent with BASL’s commitment to comply with international best practices. The Management had concluded plans to enforce the rule as a further safeguard to ensure that passenger safety is enhanced and potential security threats are nipped in the bud before they occur.

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Recently, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) issued rules guiding passenger drop-off and pick-up at all Nigerian airports.

BASL Ag. Raphael Uchegbu, Head of Business, reported that airport facilities in any part of the world are highly efficient industries with zero tolerance for security and safety breaches.

Uchegbu said, “the aviation business is susceptible, and BASL is a highly efficient organization. The proposed enforcement is consistent with BASL’s policy of giving no room for lapses, especially in matters of passengers’ comfort, safety, and security, since the start of operations at MMA2 14 years ago.”

Ms. Ajoke Yinka-Olawuyi, BASL’s Head of Parking Services, spoke on the process, noting that the enforcement of the rules will facilitate smoother travel and create a new MMA2 experience.

The executive director stated that creating a smooth traveling experience for passengers at all times is the hallmark of most modern airport facilities across the world, including MMA2. She also stressed that our services are top-notch, and we strive to create quality experiences for our valued customers. Particularly with issues revolving around safety and security, we try as much as possible to operate our facility in line with laid down guidelines and international best practices.”

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