By, John Oputa
Activities were grounded last night at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, following a power outage.
The outage, which began at about 7.10pm, threw hundreds of frightened passengers into frenzy as they struggled to locate their luggage.
Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Professor Ibrahim Gambari (who is now Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General), was among the passengers who struggled in the pitch darkness to retrieve their luggage.
The outage was compounded by the arrival of three domestic airliners – Air Peace, Medview and Arik. Embarrassed by the outage, some FAAN officials volunteered their flashlights to fight back the darkness. Several officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told News Mogul that last night’s outage was the first since the terminal was renovated four years ago during the tenure of former
Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah.
As at press time, News Mogul could not get FAAN spokesman to comment on the situation.