Govt reopens Lagos airport cargo terminal

By The Citizen

The Federal Government yesterday reopened the cargo shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos which was shut two weeks ago.

The terminal was opened a few minutes to 12pm after the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), 'broke the seal' which signified that the place is now open for normal business transaction.

Confirming the development, NCS Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos Command, Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Thelma Williams told The Guardian yesterday that the shed 'is now open for business' Sources said the Comptroller General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi, personally visited the terminal yesterday to order the reopening after undertaking a tour of NAHCO Aviance ultra-modern warehouse and tarmac where tonnes of cargo are stockpiled.

But she added that only agents that have been registered and thoroughly verified would be  allowed access to the sheds, adding that from now on, it will no longer be business as usual, since those who have no business around the terminal would not be granted any further permit to the area.