FAAN MD promises delivery of improved services to airlines

Captain Yadudu (in white) in the middle with airline operators at FAAN head office in Lagos

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu has promised that FAAN will concentrate on delivering structured, time-bound, sustainable and improved services to all stakeholders.

Captain Yadudu made the promised at a recent forum with members of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and Airline Operating Committee (AOC) in Lagos, noting that the essence of the meeting was to re-affirm the authority’s commitment to the improvement of services at our airports, and to solicit their cooperation and support in this regard.

He added that Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and Airline Operating Committee (AOC) were primary stakeholders of the authority which informed engaging them first among numerous others. He assured them his management would be open to advice and constructive criticisms.

Yadudu maintained that FAAN was already taking bold steps in addressing gaps in its processes and procedures by collaborating with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through its Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program, he therefore requested the associations to nominate two members to work in a committee that will be constituted immediately alongside FAAN officials to drive the delivery of improved services at our airports.

The Chairman of AON, Mr. Nogie Meggison, who spoke on behalf of the airlines congratulated the new MD on his appointment, stating that as an aviator, his appointment was a round peg in a round hole.

He pledged the support and cooperation of airline operators towards delivering improved services at the airports, and helping FAAN to develop the Lagos airport into a hub.

Present at the meeting were the Authority’s directors of Engineering Services, Engr Salisu Daura, Finance & Accounts, Mrs. Nike Aboderin, Human Resources, Mr. Honorius Anozie, Security Services, Rtd Group Captain U.S.A. Sadiq, Airport Operations, Mrs. Jumoke Oni, Legal Adviser, Dr. Clifford Omozeghian.

Also in attendance we’re the Chairman Medview Airline, Alhaji M. A. Bankole, Chairman Air Peace Airline, Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman Overland Air, Capt Edward Boyo, Station Manager, British Airways, Mrs. Adetoun Odejinmi, amongst several others.

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