Seymour Aviation Limited says its investment in the newly inaugurated multi-storey car park at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos will go a long way in assisting ongoing efforts of repositioning the airport as a hub within the West African sub-region.
The 1,300 capacity car park at the MMIA constructed by Seymour Aviation is among the Public Private Partnership (PPP) deals entered into between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and local private firms.
Managing Director of Seymour Aviation Limited, Mr. Francis Ikenga in a statement lauded the idea of PPPs in the industry noting that if properly harnessed, it would go a long way in resolving some of the crisis associated with infrastructure deficit in the country’s aviation sector.
“The multi-level car park was conceived primarily to support the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria’s objective of making the MMIA a hub for the West African aviation industry and destination of choice to airport service providers and users,” he said.
“But this does not in any way undermine the income potential, which was the key driver for this project by Seymour Group,” he added.
The Seymour Aviation boss expressed his gratitude to Fidelity Bank Plc for financing the project, adding that the bank by funding the project had shown its unfaltering efforts in growing the Nigerian economy.
Ikenga also reaffirmed the company’s unwavering commitment to the delivery of exceptional services to users of the car park. Built in line with global standards, Ikenga pointed out that the multi-level car park is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities including Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras mounted on every floor and around the premises, adequate conveniences for both male and female users on every floor of the complex.
He said the car park was equipped with a sophisticated billing system programmed to provide users with the exact amount for time spent at the parking lot. He also said that the facility will eliminate long queues, reduce traffic, speed up passenger and vehicular movements at the landside of the Lagos international airport terminal. He described the facility as not only a milestone but also a source of national pride.
“To ensure uninterrupted power supply, the facility is equipped with a standby generator that can provide power for 24 hours and passengers will also enjoy protection from the effects of weather elements as they disembark from their vehicles within the facility and move into the terminal,” he further stated.