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Spectacle as Lagos Airport terminal records first wedding

Persecondnews reports that the newlyweds - Olamide Agboola and Abiodun Alli - became the cynosure at the terminal operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd. (BASL).

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A rare spectacle took place on Saturday in Lagos as airport users watched a couple take their wedding vows at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal II (MMA2).

Persecondnews reports that the newlyweds – Olamide Agboola and Abiodun Alli – became the cynosure at the terminal operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd. (BASL).

The barricaded section of the terminal’s departure area accommodated only about 50 guests for the wedding.

Mr. Kola Bamigboye, BASL’s Chief Operating Officer, told journalists that the wedding, which was the first of its kind at the airport, was to show the world that MMA2 was more than a terminal.

He hoped that the successful wedding ceremony would encourage more people to have their weddings at airports.

“We like to bring people together. It is either you are travelling through our terminal or you are coming here to solidify your love,” he said.

Mrs. Monica Oguta, the Head of Aviation Security for BASL, also commented, saying that the wedding was an opportunity to create value for airport terminals.

Asked if the couple were airport staff, Oguta said: They are just Nigerians who felt the idea is good. I started nursing the idea of an airport wedding some years ago, and when the opportunity came, we seized it.”

The couple exchanged their wedding vows and rings at the terminal wedding, officiated by Ms. Oluwabukunmi Aminu, a vow coordinator.

An air traveller, Mrs. Abigail Babatunde, expressed delight with the unique occupation, saying she had never witnessed such a wedding before.

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