Sunday , 25 September 2022
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja

FAAN officer saves collapsed passenger at Abuja Airport, asks public to focus on life saving not social media postings


A passenger about to board an Air Peace flight from Abuja collapsed, was given emergency resuscitation at the airport following the quick intervention of a Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) officer, Mr. Ajani who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the passenger before the arrival of the medical team.


This is just as FAAN has advised the general public on focusing on saving lives instead of recording with phones for hits on social media.


FAAN in a statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu explained that contrary to certain reactions which

followed a video making the rounds on social media, to that

the FAAN officer performed the first aid function before the medical team arrived shortly after to administer first aid treatment and subsequently evacuated the passenger to the Airforce Base clinic.


The airport managers frowned at the complete disregard for privacy as people videoed and broadcast the incident and numerous others instead of focusing on saving lives which is the proactive thing.


FAAN also advised passenger to avoid threatening medical officials or intimidating them in situations like these calling for decorum.


The statement read, “FAAN will like to use this opportunity to appreciate feedbacks we are getting to drive and improve our processes. We appeal to stakeholders to always be orderly and proactive in the face of emergency situations as on that day, a Port Health officer on duty was intimidated and hindered from assisting the sick passenger.


” Interference, threats and agitations only undermine the focus on saving lives, and further slowing emergency response process.


“Additionally, we also do appeal that please, the privacy of any distressed person(s) in our facilities be always respected by desisting from just merely watching, and recording such persons for public broadcast.


” To succeed in resolving emergencies, we do need more hands on deck, than on phone.

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