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FAAN tightens security at Abuja airport


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Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday, announced that government has introduced new security measures at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

In a statement, FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Yakubu Dati, said passengers should watch out for traffic delays while entering the airport.

According to Dati, “The new security network was put in place to ensure water-tight security in and around the airport. It is expected that this might cause some delays, as the new measures would increase the time needed to complete security checks on airport users.”

Based on these developments, he advised, “Intending air passengers to make early arrangements for their travels and leave home early on their travel dates, in order to complete their boarding facilities in good time.”

Dati assured that FAAN would not relent in its commitment to ensuring adequate security and safety at all airports in the country in accordance with the recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

In a related development, Air traffic controllers have urged the Federal Government to urgently rehabilitate the central taxiway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The group, under the aegis of Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), expressed worries that that the central taxiway had been out of use for more than six years, due to abandonment of the reconstruction work on the airport runways.

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