Nigeria Rolls Out E-Gates at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport

E-gates to improve security, ease passenger flow at Lagos' MMIA.

Nigeria Rolls Out Electronic Gates at Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport
Photo/ MOI Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, announced the ongoing installation of electronic gates (e-gates) at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

“I was in Lagos [May 24, 2024] to conduct an inspection of the progress at Terminal 2, Wings D and E, and the private terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport,” said Minister Tunji-Ojo. “A total of 21 electronic gates (e-gates) are currently being installed.”

This follows the successful completion of e-gate installation at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.


The Lagos project is expected to be finished “in the coming weeks,” according to the Minister.

E-Gates installed at Lagos' MMIA Terminal 2 Wings D and E - and the Private Terminal.
Photo/ Ministry of Interior, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nationwide Expansion Planned

The e-gate system will eventually be implemented at Kano, Port Harcourt, and Enugu international airports, all linked to a central command center in Abuja.

The Minister noted this initiative aims to enhance border security and improve passenger experience at Nigerian airports.