Murtala Muhamed airport in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria is not that large as international airports go. But getting a flight from or to the airport can be interesting to say the least. If you are flying from MM airport(as it is affectionately called by the locals), the one thing you may find very helpful is a PEN! You will have to complete one of the cards shown in the picture below.
Travel departure card, you will need one of these
The card abounds by finding a pen to complete. Is it always the problem. You will not be provided with a pen by the airport officials. Buying or borrowing a pen is what could make you miss your flight. So, be sure to have a PEN on you.
MM Airport formerly known as Lagos International Airport
A brief history of the Murtal Muhamed airport revealed that it has not always been known by it’s present name. It was originally known as Lagos International Airport. It was renamed in the mid 1970s, during construction of the international terminal. The airport’s name was a former Nigerian heads of state called Murtala Muhammed. You can read more about MM airport history on Wikipedia.