Airports ready for traffic surge during Christmas – FAAN

FAAN clamps down on touts at Lagos, Abuja airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured members of the public, especially passengers and airline operators of hitch-free movement of passengers and cargo during the forthcoming Christmas.

The Acting General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN,  Henrietta Yakubu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to her, necessary operational and security measures have been put in place at all airports across the country.

Yakubu said the authority had also charged all airport managers to employ measures to ensure that only eligible persons had access to all restricted areas at the landside, terminals and airside.

She said bomb detection unit of the Nigeria Police Force had also been charged to be more alert to compliment the efforts of aviation security personnel at the security screening points.

“To reiterate her commitment to safety of lives and properties, the Federal Government through the Nigerian Airforce recently conducted counter terrorism simulation live demonstration at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos “.

“Passenger facilitation at all our airports has also been enhanced by the upgrade of power installations, installation of modern and bigger conveyor belts and metal walk-through detectors, servicing of lifts and escalators.

“Stringent measures are being taken to eradicate the menace of touts and other unwholesome activities around the terminals.’’