TSA: No security threat to airport operations – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated categorically that the ongoing security check of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja by the America’s Transport Security Administration (TSA) is normal dousing the fear in the industry that such exercise might pose security threat at the airport.

Mr. Sam Adurogboye,
General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA made this known to PortNews in Lagos.

According to him, security check is a routine exercise hinged on safety requirements guiding flight operations between the two countries over the years and would not pose any security threat.

‘’We wish to affirm that the ongoing Audit of the security system in place at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos by America’s Transport Security Administration (TSA) is routine.

‘’The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wishes to affirm that the ongoing Audit of the security system in place at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos by America’s Transport Security Administration (TSA) is routine.

‘’This routine exercise is hinged on safety requirements guiding flight operations in and out of the country which has been the practice between the two countries over the years. And as such, it is not on account of any security threats at the nation’s main gateway or any other airports in the country.

‘’As a professional, responsible and responsive oversight Authority, we have nothing to hide. However, there are no security threats at Lagos Airport,’’ said Adurogboye.

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