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Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku, the managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has begun an awareness campaign to ensure that all airport users are well-informed about the new policy on access gate fees.

The campaign is in response to the recent directive by Festus Keyamo, the minister of aviation and aerospace development, mandating all citizens to pay access gate fees at all 24 airports nationwide.

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The FAAN MD affirmed that implementing this mandate would address one of the key revenue leakages the new management was determined to eliminate.

She commended President Bola Tinubu and the minister for helping to give vent to the use of technology to shore up revenue, prevent leakages, and reduce the abuse of privileges by VIPs.

“FAAN is poised to leverage technology to intensify its revenue drive. The new mandate also provides some protection for FAAN staff, who are often bullied and railroaded by VIPs and military personnel.”

Kuku said the implementation of the E-tag regime in Lagos and Abuja international airports and the non-exclusion of VIPs in the payment for access gate fees at all airports in Nigeria was immediate.