The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said it is working with the Nigeria Customs service and Clearing Agents to expedite the clearing process of cargo at the nation’s airports.
Engr. Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director FAAN, disclosed the development over the weekend in Lagos during an inspection tour of on-ongoing projects at the airports.
In pursuit of diversification of source of revenue from aeronautical sources to other source, Engr. Dunoma said cargo operations will soon become a main stay of the Authority’s operations.
The FAAN boss stated that, the limitations are due to the laid-down statutory procedures and processes that must be followed.
He also stated that cargo terminals are built all over the country to take advantage of the agricultural potential of the country and eliminate wastage.
Dunoma however assured the general public that efforts are being made to fast-track the system.
“The regulators and operators, that is, the Customs and FAAN, are working together with the clearing agents to make sure that clearing at the airport is expedited,” he said.
The FAAN MD further stated that the new Cargo Terminals being constructed will stimulate exports, especially perishable produce, and will be of utmost benefit to the general public and Nigeria.