COVID-19: Travelling passengers are safe in Nigerian airports – FAAN

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has stepped up measures to ensure the safety of travelling passengers and other airport users across the nation as the second wave of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world.

FAAN noted that it is working round that clock to ensure safe flights of passengers in all its airports – Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others.

According to a statement issued by FAAN and signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, “ the Authority is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure safe and secure facilitation of travellers.

“Across the airports, car parks have been rearranged for seamless pick-up and drop off to avoid congestion. We have also created a new drop off zones for passengers with reduced mobility.

“Operational and directional signages have also been conspicuously remarked at both the airside and landsides to make movements easier for airport users and to promote social distancing protocols.

“Additionally, we have intensified the process of disinfecting all baggage before entering the terminals, as well as enhanced temperature screening of all passengers and staff using infrared scanners. We have also separated access entry points for passengers and staff to reduce congestion and improve on facilitation.

“The Authority will like to use this opportunity to advise all travellers and airport users to strictly abide by all laid down travel protocols and also reiterate that only passengers will be allowed into the terminals. A compliance monitoring team has been constituted for each of our airports to drive total compliance.”

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