the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has launched an app for taxi services at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA).
Rabiu Yadudu, chief executive of FAAN, which launched the app on Thursday, said the newly deployed technology will boost the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Yadudu was represented at the event by Usman Sadiq, Director of Security Service, FAAN.
“The project is expected to be operated under a public-private partnership (PPP),” Yadudu said.
“The FAAN taxi app allows air travelers to book a taxi to and from the airport online.
“It also aims to eliminate the analog means and operation modes of taxis at the airport, because anyone can book the FAAN taxi at the airport and move around like other transport applications.”
According to Yadudu, the project will improve safety, security and comfort and further ensure the development of the aviation sector.
“It is a good development. We fear changes naturally. Sometimes when a change happens, we are proud of it. I assure taxi drivers and commercials that it will actually lead to a commendable development,” Yadudu said. .
“It goes in the direction of conforming to international standards and will also contribute to the gross domestic product of Nigeria.
“This laudable project is the result of careful planning, negotiations and a few meetings with the relevant stakeholders. I hope everyone will participate in this project and work for its success.
The agency added that the app will soon be extended to Lagos and Port Harcourt international airports.
Speaking about the project, a taxi operator at the airport said drivers were allowed to register their vehicles on the platform free of charge.