The Ministerial Committee on Airport Security has affirmed its support for the commencement of regional operations at the Murtala Muhaammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos, which is being operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.

The Air Commodore H. Tukur-led committee, which was set up by the Federal Government to assess the security situation in all Nigerian airports, also expressed satisfaction with the level of security at the terminal.

The committee, which visited MMA2, last Thursday, observed that the facilities at the airport were comparable to any other top airports around the world.

While also confirming the readiness of MMA2 for regional operations, the committee noted that nothing should have warranted further delay in the commencement of international operations at the terminal, judging by the facility that have been provided by Bi-Courtney for the purpose.

A member of the committee, Akin Olateru, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues at the conclusion of their tour of the terminal, further commended efforts by the terminal operator to enhance passenger facilitation, noting that it matched the best in the world.

He promised that the committee would make representation to the relevant authorities on the need to grant Bi-Courtney the authorisation it requires to commence regional operations at MMA2, stating: “Due to the fact that the regional operation comes under facilitation, the committee is ready to take it up with the relevant authorities.”