4 major attractions at the new Lagos international airport as photos go viral

4 major attractions at the new Lagos international airport as photos go viral

- Nigeria is improving its infrastructure one at a time across various sectors

- New airport terminals are springing up in major cities as part of the infrastructural development of the Buhari administration

- In Lagos, photos of the new terminal building in the country's commercial capital are generating frenzy on social media

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Photos of the new Lagos International Airport Terminal scheduled for opening this year have gone viral on social media.

The photos were shared by the official handle of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

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Excited Nigerians have been sharing the images and expressing optimism that the new terminal will change the way Nigeria is perceived for first-time and returning visitors coming into the country.

Passenger traffic at the airport recorded a marginal growth of 6.6 percent in 2019, with no fewer than 7.3 million passengers using West Africa's busiest airport.

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Photos of new Lagos international airport goes viral
President Buhari had assured Nigerians of his resolve to improve on the infrastructure of the country. Photo credit: @MBuhari
Source: Twitter

The year 2019 saw over half a million new traffic compared to 2018 that had a total of 6.8 million passengers. Aircraft movement also rose by 5.2 percent, as 96,373 were recorded in 2019 compared to 91, 621 in 2018.

Experts say the marginal increase is an indication of overall growth in passenger traffic in both the local and international sections nationwide hence the need for the new terminal by Nigerian authorities.

An ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Jack Obinyan has taken to his Twitter page to share more details of the new airport building.

Obinyan tweeted that the airport has:

1. A foreign affairs lounge

2. A brand new terminal

3. A transit hotel and

4. An international standard car park

Meanwhile, at the state level, some governors are also improving on the infrastructure in their domain.

In Delta, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is building a world-class Agro-Industrial Park in Aboh-Ogwashi in Aniocha South local government area.

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Experts say the facility would be a catalyst for economic transformation in the oil-rich state.

Similarly, Africa’s first and largest multi-industry local content industrial complex is set to berth in Delta state.

The facility is owned by DELFRASCO Industries Limited and located in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area of the state.

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