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FAAN Relocation to Abuja Cost Almost N1bn in One Year – Keyamo

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has said the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) spent close to N1bn on movement of its principal officers on duties from Abuja to Lagos.

The minister had on Wednesday told Channels TV that relocation of the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos will help the agency save over N500 million on travels alone.

In a post on X shortly after the interview, Keyamo revealed that N451, 058,950.09 was spent on air tickets alone, leading the total amount to N1bn.

He said, “When I did my Channels TV interview yesterday, I had not been briefed as to the amount FAAN spent last year alone on DTA (Duty Tour Allowance) for the principal officers who travelled back and forth from Lagos to Abuja almost on a daily basis. The amount came up to N493,678,620.37. This is aside from the air tickets which I mentioned that amounted to N451, 058,950.09.

“So, in total, because of insistence on naming Abuja as the headquarters of FAAN (when there are no offices in Abuja to accommodate all the principal officers) FAAN spent close to N1 billion in one year!”

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