Motorists who are entering the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja will now pay to park their vehicles in addition to paying the toll fee to access the airport, airport authorities said.
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said the park and pay policy would start Sunday, October 2022.
Kabiru Mohammed, the Regional Manager of FAAN, Abuja Airport said the park and pay were aimed to curb touting at the 40-year-old airport.
Mohammed explained that park and pay policy would affect cars parked at the designated car parks and also at the roadside.
The first 30 minutes, according to him, will be free, after which vehicle owners will have to pay an undisclosed amount of money, adding that new Identity cards would be issued to the FAAN staff from which they can use to park.
He mentioned that complementary cards would be issued to security and protocol officers of VIPs for a specific period of time, after which they will have to pay to park at the airport.
“This will help us reduce incessant indiscriminate parking, touting and unwanted activities, the fact remains this is an airport, it is a highly regulated environment this is why we introducing this,” he said.