FAAN urges passengers to report bribe-seeking officials

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday, urged passengers and airport users to report any of its security officers demanding bribe to the appropriate authorities.

General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, gave the advice in a statement on Friday, in Lagos.

She explained that the advice was necessitated by the allegations that some FAAN aviation security personnel were demanding bribe before allowing airport users into the terminal.

A Nigerian actor, Aremu Afolayan, had earlier in the week lamented that he was extorted by airport officials in a viral video.

Yakubu noted that the airport was a public facility and no charge was required from any genuine user to access the facility.

According to her, access might, however, be restricted or controlled sometimes in order to safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference at the airports.

She said, “All passengers and airport users who might want to transact some business at the airports are advised not to give money to anyone to gain access into the airport and report related cases to appropriate authorities.

“FAAN remains committed to her core values of safety, security and comfort.”