By Uche Anunne
Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, President, Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC) has commended the Federal Government for relocating the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) headquarters to Lagos.
Nnam gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
He lauded President Bola Tinubu’s economic growth initiatives, which according to him includes the repositioning of the aviation sector.
The ILDC chief described Lagos as a commercial city with many number of international flights on daily basis unlike Abuja.
“FAAN has no business being in Abuja because Lagos international Airport hosts more international flights than Abuja.
“Do you know that Air France frequents Lagos more than almost on regular basis than Abuja, just like many others,” he said.
Nnam reiterated his confidence in Tinubu’s ability to rejig the Nigerian economy with viable and people-oriented policies.
He called on Nigerians to support the visionary policies of the Federal Government for a greater Nigeria.
He also advocated the relocation of CBN’s Forex department to Lagos, saying that Lagos is an African commercial hub.
“I want us to reflect on the picture of South Africa’s Pretoria and Johannesburg by making Lagos a commercial capital while Abuja will be administrative capital,” he said.
NAN recalls that FAAN headquarters had been relocated from Abuja to Lagos.
According to an internal memo signed by FAAN’s Managing Director, Olubunmi Kuku, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Festus Keyamo, directed that the agency’s headquarters be relocated from Abuja to Lagos. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Chioma Ugboma