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Passenger check-in suffers as Lagos airport conveyor belts break down

Conveyor belt airport Lagos (1)

Passengers’ flights processing and checks-in at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) was on Sunday suffered a major hiccup as conveyor belts used to move passengers’ luggage broke down.

Airlines had sent messages calling the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to address the issue as passenger waited long hours for their luggage to be cleared.

“There’s is a serious crisis here please come to our rescue the belt we are told to use is also epileptic

“We need urgent attention on the situation of this belt please. We need urgent assistance, please. Belt is not moving,” an airline who craved anonymity stated.

Passengers’ luggage were seen piled up and scattered around the airport terminal.

Funmi Babs, a passenger, who was affected, reached out to BusinessDay to complain about the situation.

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“It’s an ugly situation we have here. Passengers who just landed Lagos Airport are here waiting to get their luggage only for the process to be suspended because the conveyor belts are in bad condition”, Babs said.

She said has waited for over one hour to get her luggage cleared but the situation seems to beyond the control of airlines.

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Some sources told BusinessDay that the situation is not new as the belt habitually breaks down every one hour.