The federal government, through the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has begun installing e-gates at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMA) in Lagos.

This initiative aims to bolster national security, facilitate passenger processing, and improve ease of business operations.

The NIS also revealed that over 107,000 passports remain uncollected by applicants.
During an inspection of the newly installed e-gate at the arrival section of Lagos airport on Friday, Minister of Interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo stated that the installation at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja is already 100% complete.

“Lagos has three wings. This is Terminal 2. We have the D and E wings. Now you see that the gates have been installed. What they are doing now is called the User Acceptance Test (UAT) which is the last stage and by Monday morning, this wing will have been completed 100 per cent. As it is, it is already installed. So, we just need to align the sensor,” Tunji-Ojo explained.

He added, “From here, we will move to the D Wing which has four gates because we can’t block the three entrances at the same time. We can’t work simultaneously because of the ease of passengers. So, we have to be taking them one after the other.

May 25, 2024

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