2016 Hajj Operation: FAAN Assure Pilgrims Of Safety, Security At Airports

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The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, said that safety and security will be the focus of all airports for the 2016 Hajj operations commencing on Monday.

He stated this at the Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto.

The Managing Director, who was represented by the Director of Maintenance and Engineering, Engr Oluwafemi Ogunode, stated this today in Sokoto during the inspection of the airport facility in preparation for the 2006 inaugural flight slated for the airport on Monday, August 9, 2016.

The inspection team was taken round the facilities by the Sokoto Airport Manager, Ahmed Abubakar, who expressed confidence at the level of preparedness.

The Chairman of the FAAN Hajj Committee, Achimugu Abubakar, who is also on the team pointed out areas of improvements, stressing that the organization is working closely with relevant organs for the success of the exercise.

Areas visited included the hajj camp, arrival and departure lounges, power plant, Fire Bay and other facilitates critical to the maiden flight.

Ogunode also interacted with other agencies in preparation for the maiden flight.

The team had earlier visited the Lagos Hajj camp where he called on staff to be at their best during the exercise and ensure orderly and quick facilitation.

Meanwhile FAAN has assured pilgrims and the general public of safety and security at all airports in the nation, adding that authority will not compromise on safety and security in line with international standards and practice.