Gov Udom Is Beaming A’Ibom To The World With VAIA Permanent Terminal Building – Charles Udoh

Gov Udom Is Beaming A’Ibom To The World With VAIA Permanent Terminal Building – Charles Udoh

The ultra-modern Per manent Terminal Building ongoing at the Victor Attah International Airport is not only a money-spinner but a legacy project beaming Akwa Ibom State to the global community.

The commissioner for information, Sir Charles Udoh, who is currently undertaking onthe-spot tour of government projects, stated this in Uyo while reacting to the economic benefits of the Permanent Terminal Building after an inspection tour of the project by the State Government Information Management Team.

Udoh said with the components of the terminal building and indeed facilities put in place at the entire complex, Akwa Ibom State will not only benefit from increased internally generated revenue (IGR) with the huge volume of income that will accrue from the different business transaction within the complex but also from the Maintenance, Repairs and Overhauling, (MRO) operations as well as from cargo handling.

Emphasizing that the Victor Attah International Airport towers high above other airports in Nigeria due to its enviable location and proximity to West African countries, the information boss said facilities put in place are of international standard, including a digital self check-in by a robot, which is COVID-19 compliance, as well as handy shopping malls, restaurants and banking booths.

Udoh said there is also a health bay designed to serve as an isolation centre in event of any suspected case of COVID-19 or any related infection among the travellers, disclosing that the Permanent Terminal Building was designed by experts from Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the United States and Turkey to give end users a touch  or feel of what is tenable in airports in developed climes such as the United Arab Emirates.

The state spokesman said with a special roofing sheet capable of lasting up to 200 years without any colour change, the world class building, which is nearing completion, with work now at the second floor of the three-storey building, has a pressure sensitive escalator, automated entry pass such as fingerprint digital pass and computerized card pass.

He stated that, in order to ensure ease of movement, the building is fitted with four escalators, seven lifts and staircases while strict safety apparatuses have been put in place with four different fire prevention facilities including: fire extinguishers, fire water sprinkler system, fire detectors, heat, smoke and temperature detectors as well as FM200, an automated fire fighting powder system.

Reiterating that, the complex will have both the International Udom Emmanuel geared at attracting traffic to Akwa Ibom State as the preferred destination of investors and tourists in Nigeria.

The tour by the State Government Information Management Team led by the commissioner of information, Sir Charles Udoh, continues as part of measures towards heightening publicity and awareness on projects and programmes of Governor Udom Emmanuel within his five years administration and Domestic Wing, the state Information helmsman, said, all sections, departures, arrivals and cargo have been linked to the security units for any eventuality adding that effective security network has been put in place with strict surveillance by the Custom, Immigration, Drug Law Enforcement Agency and other security operatives.

“They’d be fingerprint digital pass or card pass, whether you’re already passenger or staff. They’d be staff living quarters, locker rooms, etc. He said the security architecture is very high. The facility will have four methods of fire prevention – fire extinguishers, fire water sprinkler system, fire detectors (heat, smoke and temperature detectors), FM200 i.e. automated powder system. Describing the Permanent Terminal Building as the first of its kind in the West African sub-region, Udoh said the project is one of the landmark achievements of Governor

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