The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) began selling 2024 e-tags on Friday, 19th May, allowing entry into the 24 federal airports in Nigeria. This initiative follows a presidential directive approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

  1. What is an E-Tag?
    An e-tag, or electronic tag, is a device used for electronic access gate fee collection. It allows vehicles to pass through access gates without stopping.
  2. Purpose of the E-Tag
    The e-tag is attached to a vehicle’s windshield and communicates wirelessly with gate systems, automatically deducting the access fee from a prepaid account or charging it to a registered payment method. This reduces traffic congestion and speeds up fee collection.
  3. Who Needs to Pay the Access Gate Fee?
    All motorists entering the airport through the access gate must pay the fee.
  4. How to Pay Access Gate Fees?
    You can pay with cash or a card using the POS terminal at the access gate.
  5. Availability of E-Tags in Nigerian Airports
    E-tags are currently used only at Lagos and Abuja airports. Other airports use stickers for access.
  6. Is the E-Tag Mandatory?
    No, motorists can choose to pay per entry with cash or a card at the access gate.
  7. Transferability of the E-Tag
    E-tags are not transferable. They are registered to a specific vehicle and must be affixed to the windshield on the driver’s side to gain access.
  8. Parking Fees with E-Tags
    Purchasing an e-tag allows access to the airport, but parking fees are charged separately. Only VIP tags provide access to the VIP car park.
  9. Validity of the E-Tag
    The e-tag is valid for one year.
  10. How to Buy the ETag
    • Lagos: Murtala Muhammed Airport, HOD Commercial Office (5th Floor). Contact: +234 803 371 3796, +234 802 354 6030.
    • Abuja: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, HOD Commercial Office (General Aviation Terminal). Contact: +234 803 463 3527, +234 813 756 1615.