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‘FAAN never approved Bi-Courtney terminal design’

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday said it never approved Bi-Courtney terminal design, adding that it was not involved in all stages of the approval.

Yakubu Dati, FAAN spokesman, said in Lagos that the design that FAAN approved was for a terminal costing a total of N3.9 billion.

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services had claimed during the week that “the design of the terminal (MMA Domestic Terminal 2) was approved by the Federal Government and FAAN after due consultation with their consultants”.

It added that FAAN was involved at every stage of the redesign and redevelopment of the project.

But Dati said that without approval from FAAN, Bi-Courtney went ahead of its own volition to build a terminal different from the one originally approved by FAAN, the cost of which it put at N38 billion, nearly 10 times the approved cost.

He said there was no way FAAN could have approved a terminal at a cost of N38 billion for a 12-year concession because it did not make common economic sense.

“We hereby urge members of the public, especially aviation stakeholders, to disregard that bogus claim by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services which we believe was designed to deceive members of the public as usual”, he added.