The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that due to new air tight security arrangement at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja there may be some delays due to as the new measures would increase the time needed to complete security checks on airport users
The authority, in a statement signed by General Manager Corporate Communication, Yakubu Dati, appealed for the public to remain calm as he said the measures put in place are for their safety.
The statement read,” The new security network was put in place to ensure water-tight security in and around the airport. It is expected that this might cause some delays as the new measures would increase the time needed to complete security checks on airport users.”
FAAN, in the statement, advised intending passengers to make early arrangements for their travels and to leave home early on their travel dates, in order to complete their boarding facilities in good time and ensure seamless travel.
“FAAN will not relent in its commitment to ensuring adequate security and safety at all airports in the country in accordance with the recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),” the statement concluded.
Recall that the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika just last Friday, received reports from the Ministerial Committee on the Assessment of Aviation Security in Abuja where he said that security issues had overtaken safety in the aviation industry considering the current trend in the global aviation security.
The Minister received the report from the Chairman, Ministerial Committee on Assessment Aviation Security, Retired Air Commodore Hambali Tukur, who reiterated that said that security was one of the challenges confronting the industry stating that the committee had made some recommendations that would improve aviation security in the country and ensure visible changes in the industry, if implemented.