FAAN warns against paying to access airport terminal building

FAAN warns against paying to access airport terminal building

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday reiterated that access to the airport terminal building is free for passengers and all airport users.

It was gathered that the authority made the clarification against the backdrop of allegation that some officials were demanding for money to allow entrance into the airport.

A Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, had caused a stir at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) last week when he posted series of video clips calling out airport authorities for allegedly demanding money before rendering services to him.

The artist also expressed anger that his family members were being allegedly asked to part with money before they were allowed to see him off.

However, in line with the standard and recommended practice at the airport, only passengers holding valid travelling documents were usually allowed entrance into the terminal building apart from airport and airline staff.

But in a notice sent out Tuesday, FAAN which is the custodian of 22 major airports in Nigeria, urged passengers not to give money to anybody to access the terminal building.

It asked passengers to report any official demanding for money before allowing them to access the terminal.  

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