FAAN Records Success On Executive Order At Lagos Airport
…As Check Tables Disappear
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has registered its satisfaction on the success with the compliance on Executive Order by agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International n Airport(MMIA), Lagos.
An online statement isued by the Ag General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said that the physical check tables at the departure hall of the terminal have been removed,
The statement also informed that the desks belonging to Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been removed following the last screening by the FAAN’s Aviation Security.
The Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer,Engr. Saleh Dunoma, expressed the agency’s satisfaction while inspecting the terminal to ascertain the level of compliance by participating agencies.
“The desks that have been there for manual search are no longer there. The checks are being done at appropriate locations and this has created a tidy hall. This has improved the ambience of the departure hall. Of course, we have some issues that have to do with the first day normally in any operations. We are trying to resolve that,” Dunoma said.
“We have asked the management of the airport to come up with a complete and comprehensive report with the issues emanating from this operation, so we can further proffer solutions. The whole terminal is very neat and tidy now,” he added.
The Executive Order was approved by the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has commenced at the country’s busiest airport.
Dunoma also implore passengers to arrive the terminal early enough because of the new arrangement.
“My advice to passengers is that they should come in good time, so they can accomplish the process as scheduled. There are some new locations and process of screening, so they earlier the come the easier for stakeholders especially the airlines and the security agencies to finish their procedures”.
Commenting on Delta Airlines’ issue with their procedures Dunoma said, “It is not anything peculiar. They want to do certain checks; we will tell them where to do the checks. We are not stopping anybody from checking anything, so long as it is in line with global standard of practice. The Executive Order does not stop that. We will handle Delta Airline issue.”