FAAN ejects Maevis from Lagos airport
After a long-running dispute about remittances, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday night forcefully ejected one of its concessionaires, Meavis Limited, the operator of the multi-million dollar Airport Operational Management System (AOMS) project from Lagos airport. Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. George Ureisi, said that FAAN had started to implementation of the review of concession agreement which were not adding value to its coffers. FAAN has signed an agreement with Societe International De Telecommunication Aeronautiques (SITA) to take over the airport management at Lagos and Abuja airports. In the meantime, FAAN officials will resort to manual check-in of passengers.
Passengers travelling to international destinations from Lagos airport were delayed for hours because the check-in process has to be done manually.
Meanwhile, Maevis accuses FAAN of not being able to account for the N42 billion that it generated since the start of their partnership in 2007.