FAAN warns against receiving dignitaries at airports restricted areas


Ahead of the Eid el Kabir celebration on Friday, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday said the 22 airports under its management are ready for expected passengers’ surge.

The agency said arrangements are in place to ensure seamless facilitation of passengers.

FAAN however warned against receiving dignitaries at restricted areas by security agents and airport officials.

Spokesperson of the agency, Henrietta Yakubu in a statement stressed that it is prohibited for dignitaries to be received at restricted areas of the airports, adding that anyone found wanting will be prosecuted.

The agency stated that the VIP Protocol lounge at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Lagos, has recently been refurbished to give maximum comfort and value to the customers.

Yakubu added that the maintenance of the conveyor belts at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos has been completed and functioning optimally.

“In addition, airport security and other logistics have been upgraded and strengthened to provide for the expected increase in passenger traffic in and around our airports.

“New directional display units have been provided to guide travellers, especially new ones, at our airports. Airport dos and don’ts banners have also been displayed at strategic locations to educate newcomers”, the statement added.

FAAN advised the general public and intended travellers to make early preparations towards completing their travel requirements in good time.