The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is relocating its headquarters from Abuja to
Lagos its original base in the interest of the Authority and the nation.
This is contained in a statement on Thursday by Mrs Obiageli Orah, Director of Public Affairs and
Consumer Protection, FAAN.
She said the public had made inquiries regarding the directive of the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace
Development, Mr Festus Keyamo, to return the Authority to Lagos, where it operated for decades until
She listed reasons for reverting to include lack of office spaces for those that initially moved to Abuja
hence their return to Lagos.
She added that the returnee staff were drawing out station allowances because their postings were
Abuja but they were working from Lagos thereby increasing revenue losses.
Orah said the Minister had begun plans to get concessionaires to build befitting offices for the Authority
in both Lagos and Abuja.
She explained that upon completion of the project, a final decision would be taken on the final location
of the corporate headquarters.
She added that in the interim, FAAN will continue to manage its old buildings in Lagos which could
accommodate all its Directors and senior officials.