To ensure the safety of passengers at Christmas and the New Year, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has deployed sniffer dogs, bomb detectors and security operatives in all the airports in the country. The General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, according to an aviation portal, assured members of the public, especially passengers and airline operators, that necessary operational and security measures had been put in place in all the airports to ensure hitch-free movement of passengers and cargo during the Yuletide holidays.
While advising air travellers to adhere strictly to airport rules and regulations in order to have seamless trips during and after the Yuletide, Yakubu said that giant generating sets had been installed in major airports to boost power supply.
She said: “Passenger facilitation at all our airports has also been enhanced by the upgrade of power installations, installation of modern and bigger conveyor belts and metal walk-through detectors, servicing of lifts and escalators. Stringent measures are being taken to eradicate the menace of touts and other unwholesome activities around the terminals.”
According to her, intending air passengers should plan their trip very well by booking ahead to avoid unnecessary delays.
She also cautioned passengers not to carry on board prohibited items such as liquids and inflammable items, stressing that such items must be checked-in.
Yakubu also advised travellers to secure their luggage and not leave them in the hands of anyone at the airports, adding that any luggage left unattended would be destroyed by security agents.
She said FAAN in line with the zero tolerance on touting had stepped up patrol within and around the airports to ensure that no single tout enters at airports.