Yuletide: FAAN beefs up airport security

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja

By Adegboyega Oni

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has beefed security in all airports in the country in preparation for the usual surge in passenger traffic during yuletide.

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, disclosed to PortNews in Lagos assuring air travelers and other port users of adequate safety during the season.  

‘’In preparation for the season and beyond, we have beefed up security at all our airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano,’’ said Yakubu.

She noted that FAAN management had intensified effort at improving facilities and infrastructure to ensure maximum comfort for all airport users.

According to her, ‘’we are intensifying our effort at improving facilities and infrastructure to ensure maximum comfort for all airport users. At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport, the recently commissioned brand new terminals are fully ready to play host to our esteemed passengers in safe, secure and very comfortable ambiences.

‘’At our premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the VIP lounge has been renovated to enhance passenger comfort, the carousels are working optimally, amidst other facilities upgrade currently on going.

‘’The stories are similar at all other airports, as the Authority has put in place facilities, procedures and  systems to ensure maximum comfort, safety and security of airport users during this season and beyond.’’

Yakubu enjoined air travelers to get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures to avoid missing their flights.

‘’We are appealing to passengers to please get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures in good time, so as to avoid the experience of missing their flights. This is important because of the heavy passenger traffic that is usually the experience around this time and also due to ongoing construction works around the Lagos and Abuja airports,’’ she said.

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