The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has taken the decision to suspend taxi services at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The suspension comes as a result of an ongoing and unresolved dispute among the operators of car hire services at the airport.
The statement announcing the suspension was issued on Thursday by Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at FAAN. The decision took immediate effect, meaning that taxi services will not be available until the dispute is resolved.
FAAN has advised airport users and passengers to consider using secured alternative means of transportation or e-hailing services during this period of suspension. This move is aimed at ensuring the safety and convenience of passengers while the issue is being addressed.
The statement read: “The FAAN wishes to inform the general public that the airport car hire service at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has been suspended with immediate effect.
“This is as a result of the unresolved factional dispute amongst the car hire operators which has been affecting airport car hire service operations.
“Consequent upon this suspension, FAAN Management advises the general public and all airport users, particularly our esteemed passengers to use secured alternative means of transportation or E-hailing services in and out of the airport.
“The Management of FAAN regrets any inconvenience this necessary suspension may cause our esteemed passengers, airport users, and the general public.”