ACI issues health certificates to Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport



The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa have been accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) on its Airport Health Accreditation Programme.

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, disclosed this to PortNews in Lagos today.

According to Yakubu, the airport health accreditation programme is designed to assess how aligned airports’ health measures with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.

She noted that both the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Port Harcourt International Airport were the 1st and 2nd respectively to be accredited in this programme.  

“This follows efforts by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), led by the Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, and the Management team to ensure the safety and security of all travelers and airport users.

“FAAN recently beefed up safety protocols at all Airports, following the new wave of Covid-19, and a monitoring team was set up for each Airport to drive total compliance. This is in line with the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation Programme, which is designed to reassure the travelling public of the safety precautions being taken to reduce any risks to their health as well as maintaining secure Airport Facilities,” said Yakubu.

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