The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Engr Saleh Dunoma has emphasized the importance of training stating that it is part of the airport authority’s commitment to entrench safety and security all over the nation’s airports.
The FAAN boss made this known in Lagos following an unscheduled visit to the FAAN Training School where the training of 240 newly recruited employees into the Aviation Security (AVSEC) and the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) is currently taking place.
The first Batch of trainees are undergoing a 12 week induction training, which commenced on June 15, 2016 in Lagos.
The participants, who were divided into two classes of 120 each of Aviation Security and Fire Officers, are being trained on general modules such as Service Delivery in Nigeria, Code of Ethics in Aviation Business, Aviation Safety and Hazard Management, among others.
The recruits who are domiciled at the FAAN facility would also be exposed to technical modules such as Recognition of Explosives and Dangerous Articles, Access Control (Vehicle and Persons), Overview of International Civil Aviation, Screening Techniques and Procedures for Aviation Security Officers.
Others include Fire Engineering Science, Bridding Apparatus Wearer, Media First Aid, Intensive Paramilitary, and Simulator Training for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service and so on.
The 12 weeks induction training would also feature a 2-week on-the-job training for Aviation Security Officers, and a week international simulator training for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Officers.
The Managing Director also assured other successful candidates yet to be invited to be patient as the training is in phases.
It would be recalled that the recruitment process commenced in 2015.