By Gloria Ikibah
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to fix the faulty escalator and lift at federal airports across the country to ensure efficient service delivery.
The Lawmakers particular wants the escalator and lift Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to be fixed immediately and provide more airside buses and conveyor belts at the airport including other federal airports across the country.
This resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent national importance by Hon. Onofiok Luke, lawmaker representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom state on Thursday at plenary.
The lawmaker noted that there is a need to repair dysfunctional facilities and provide new infrastructure at the Federal Airports for efficient service delivery to air travellers.
He further noted that the breakdown of facilities, and lack of certain infrastructure in some federal airports across the country has caused inconveniences, difficulty and delays to air travellers.
Hon. Luke who made reference to the breakdown of escalators and lifts at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, said this usually helps in easing the movements of passengers to the departure lounge.
According to the lawmaker, has forced passengers to use the staircas the situation constitutes a major setback to the free movement of air travellers.
“The insufficiency of airside buses at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airports, Abuja, in conveying passengers, especially during the peak hours of 10 am to 12noon, and the lack of conveying belts to transfer passenger's bags from checkpoints to the baggage sorting area, led to delay in flight departure”, he stated.
The House adopted the motion and mandated its committee on Aviation to ensure compliance and report back within one month for further legislative action.