Fire Scare At MMIA Terminal In Lagos

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria noted that the incident was reported around 7:50 am.


The new terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos is expected handle up to 20 million passengers annually.
A file photo showing the new terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos is expected handle up to 20 million passengers annually.

 

A possible fire was averted at Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday morning after a smoke incident.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, noted that the incident was reported around 7:50 am.

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According to the authority, the source of the smoke was identified as originating from the basement of the terminal building.

“Promptly responding to the situation, the dedicated firefighters from the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport initiated immediate action,” it said.

“Their swift response and professional efforts have successfully brought the situation under control.”

See the full statement below:

PRESS RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 06, 2023

FIRE INCIDENT AT MURTALA MUHAMMED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, IKEJA, LAGOS

At approximately 0750 hours this morning, a smoke incident was reported at Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in Ikeja, Lagos. The source of the smoke was identified as originating from the basement of the Terminal building.

Promptly responding to the situation, the dedicated firefighters from the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport initiated immediate action. Their swift response and professional efforts have successfully brought the situation under control.

In accordance with our unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of passengers, staff, and all airport users, the Terminal building was promptly evacuated due to the smoke that had permeated some areas of the facility.

We are pleased to report that the situation is presently under control.

FAAN…..Committed to her core values…
Safety! Security!! Comfort!!!

Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua
Director Public Affairs & Consumer Protection