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Immigration to deploy staff to MM2 for international flights


Immigration to deploy staff to MM2 for international flights
The Nigerian Immigration Service is to deploy its personnel to the new Immigration Control areas at the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 Ikeja (MM2) in preparedness for the commencement of international flights stipulated for the 1st of December, 2015.
 In a Statement by Ekpedeme King, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration Service Public Relations Officer, the Comptroller-General of the Service, (CGI) Martin Kure Abeshi made this known at a meeting with Mr. Christopher Pennick, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, the operators of the MM2 Terminal at the Airport which use to be solely for local flights.
According to the statement, Mr. Pennick was at the Service Headquarters Friday, to brief the CGI on the extent of work done at the Airport to ensure that facilities meet international standards. He was said to have confirmed that Bi-Courtney has provided well furnished offices for both administrative and operational duties for the Immigration Service and other necessary facilities needed for passengers’ clearance especially in the Departure and Arrival Halls.
“They have also provided a transit area for interline passengers and a holding area for passengers that may be refused entry into Nigeria and need to be repatriated.
He therefore used the opportunity to formally request that NIS personnel be deployed in good time for the take-off of the first international flight.  ‘I am here this morning to request that you post your staff to the Immigration Counters provided’; the CEO was quoted to have said.
He was also quoted to have  said, “Facilities have been designed and produced in a manner to conform to international standards”, while providing seamless transit between international and domestic passengers as well.
“Responding, the CGI said that the Service has been monitoring developments at the MM2 since the Federal Government and Bi-Courtney Aviation Nig. Ltd signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and was satisfied with developments. “You have done well and shown seriousness in ensuring that MM2 becomes a model for Airports in Africa. I will deploy well trained officers and men who will offer world class services to passengers at the Terminal. However, for the purpose of effective control; the MM2 operations will be supervised by the Murtala Muhammed Airport Command.”
The statement asserted Mr. Pennick explained that, Airlines such as Dana, Aero Contractors and Medview will commence flight using the MM2 to Accra and a few other destinations in West Africa. Pennick was said to have been accompanied on the visit by Olatunji Olayinka, the Chief Security Officer of MM2.


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