FAAN unveils e-tag sales for entry into Federal Airports nationwide

By Innocent Raphael

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has unveiled E-tag sales on Friday.

The E-tags will allow entry into the 24 federal airports across the country.

This development follows a presidential directive, approved during the latest Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, requiring all users of federal airports to pay tolls at the gates.

A statement posted on FAAN’s official X (formerly Twitter) account, said “Following the Presidential Directive that all citizens are mandated to pay for E-Tags at all the 24 Federal Airports across the country, we wish to inform the general public that the E-Tags are available for sale from Friday, 17th May, 2024,”.

In line with the directive, motorists without E-tags will have the option to pay cash at the access gates before passing. The statement also detailed the locations and contact information for obtaining E-tags at the international airports in Lagos and Abuja.

At Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, E-tags can be acquired at the Office of the Head of Department of Commercial Operations, Terminal 1, 5th floor, or by calling 08033713796 or 08023546030.

At Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, E-tags are available at the HOD Commercial Office at the General Aviation Terminal, or by calling 08034633527 or 08137561615.

The FEC meetings earlier this week led to the approval of 21 policies and projects aimed at boosting the economy, facilitating investments, and promoting ease of doing business in the country.

Among these was the mandate for all federal airport users to pay gate tolls, with no exceptions, including the President and Vice President.

“FEC approved that all users of Federal airports all over the country must now pay tolls at the gates. No one is excluded. The President and Vice President of Nigeria will also pay the toll,” stated Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to President Bola Tinubu, in a post on X.

The FAAN E-tags is expected to grant motorists access to federal airport gates for one year.

However, the cost of each tag is yet to be disclosed.

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