The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) have launched a cooperation to revolutionize Nigeria’s aviation business. The collaboration’s goal is to provide world-class airport services, infrastructure development, and technological breakthroughs that satisfy worldwide standards.

BASL, which runs Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) in Lagos, will work with FAAN to improve passenger experience, increase efficiency, and increase technology use in all Nigerian airports.

Dr. Wale Babalakin, Chairman of BASL, addressed the new Managing Director of FAAN, Kabir Muhammed, and his staff, saying the new development was a pleasant surprise and promising to explore the window to close all pre-existing gaps. “It’s been a challenging 16 years of an undefined relationship with FAAN,” he remarked. I am confident that this meeting signals the start of a new era for BASL and FAAN.”

Babalakin emphasized BASL’s commitment to long-term investment and the promotion of good governance and worldwide best practices in the aviation sector.

“The industry must be re-engineered to raise service and infrastructure standards to those found elsewhere in the world, with a clear emphasis on automation, passenger facilitation, and comfort throughout the country.” “With this renewed partnership, I assure you of our unwavering commitment to the goal of developing a robust aviation sector,” Babalakin concluded.

The Senior Officer paid a courtesy visit before the meeting to FAAN’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and his staff.

Muhammed, along by a few members of his staff, reciprocated the visit by paying an impromptu visit to Babalakin in his office. Mrs. Tosan Duncan Odukoya, the BASL’s Acting Chief Operating Officer, conducted the official visit.

In his remarks, Muhammed stated that, in contrast to the formerly icy relationship between his agency and BASL, he would make his administration more open and willing for strategic engagement and collaboration for the future of the MMA2 Terminal and the country’s aviation industry in general.

He stated that under his command, he will do everything in his power to promote unity between the two sectors. “Over the years, ego has allowed the relationship between the FAAN and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) to become strained, but this administration is only interested in positive results,” he explained.

According to him, the anticipated developmental proceeds from this newly formed common front will only be realized through a cordial relationship between all industry players, adding that Nigeria has only one aviation industry, and it is our responsibility as partners to make it work.

In her opening remarks,Odukoya stated that the visit’s objective was “to congratulate the new MD on his appointment, and to find ways and means for collaboration between the two organizations through shared learning and best practices.”

She thanked the FAAN management for their open arms and assured that the MMA2 team would work hard to foster and sustain this new amicable relationship.

According to the BASL Acting COO, the revitalized synergy is historic, strategic, and critical in improving passenger pleasure and deepening the industry’s and country’s economic development.


Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
I'm Gabriel Eleojo Umoru, a graduate of Mass Communication from Prince Abubakar Audu University (formerly Kogi State University Anyigba, Kogi State). My hobbies include writing, surfing the internet and listening to music. I'm into voice editing and project management. I also help people out in their research projects.

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