Protocol Officers, Orderlies Of VIPs Will Not Be Given Access To Airports Except…—FAAN
…States Readiness For Eid el-Kabir Celebration
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has restated that protocol officers and orderlies of dignitaries would not be allowed into the airport except they are travelling alongside their principals.
This is just as the agency assured airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to air travellers during this Eid el-Kabir celebrations.
FAAN’s decision not to give access to protocol officers and orderlies is coming on the heels of the July 11,14 and 17 breachs of COVID-19 Protocol.
An online statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said that as part of the agency’s commitment to ensure safe, healthy and seamless facilitation of its highly esteemed passengers during the Sallah celebrations and beyond, the authority has put necessary safety measures in place in accordance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) and the Port Health Service .
According to her other operational facilities are also functioning optimally, while airport security architecture and other logistics have been upgraded and strengthened to provide for the expected increase in passenger traffic in and around Nigerian airports.
“While we advise the general public and intended travellers to make early preparations towards completing their travel requirements in good time, we will also like to re-state that protocol officers and orderlies of dignitaries will not be allowed into the airport except if they are travelling alongside their principals, as only travelling passengers would be allowed into the airports.
“Also, dignitaries and VIPs are enjoined to please ensure compliance with airport protocols for their safety and that of others,” she said.
FAAN, she added is committed to its core values of safety, security and Comfort.