Tempers rise as outage cripples flight operations at MMIA


Tempers rose at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, on Friday, as air passengers condemned outage at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, which disrupted operations for hours, the same day.
The passengers, who lamented that they were unable to book for tickets and board flights, added that lack of power supply to the airport’s central internet server disrupted booking of tickets and subsequent boarding of passengers.
Consequently, the departure lounge was said to have got rowdy with the large number of passengers stranded there.
A generator, which was reportedly put on by the management to alternatively supply electricity could not power all the gadgets and equipment at the airport.
One of the passengers, Mr. Gbenga Fayemiwo, who was to fly to the United Kingdom, told Saturday PUNCH that he had been stranded at the airport for over three hours.
He said, “I’ve been stranded here for the past three hours, sitting to get a ticket to the UK. We can’t book or board and it has really been frustrating.”
Another passenger, who was also expected to leave for the UK on Friday afternoon, Akinmade Odunayo, said, “It’s becoming rowdy; what we were told was that …

Source: The Punch – Nigeria’s Most Widely Read Newspaper


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