Lagos State Government Inspects Lagos Airport Int’l Wing, Says FAAN Is Good To Go
…Agency Fully Complied With Laid Down COVID-19 Protocols
Ahead of the re-start of international flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday September 5, 2020, the Lagos State Government has expressed satisfaction at the level of preparedness of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) to restart.
A statement issued by General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, this was said when officials of the State Government paid a working visit to the airport to ascertain its level of preparedness.
Speaking after a comprehensive inspection of facilities, the Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who led the delegation from Lagos State Government, noted that he had gone through the various measures put in place to ensure safety and security of travellers as international flight operations will recommence from tomorrow.
He added that from the departure frontage, to the check-in area, screening point, Immigration area, up to the boarding gate, FAAN has fully complied with laid down protocols to ensure physical distancing by the markings on ground, proper temperature checks, hand washing/sanitizing.
He also observed that even the airport conveniences have been upgraded to cater for the Post COVID-19 operational requirements.
Hamzat added that from all they have seen, the airport is ready to recommence flight operations, urging travellers and airport users to always follow instructions given by airport officials in the interest of safety.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu commended the Lagos State Government for their continuous support and added that all that is required for the safe, secure and seamless facilitation of flight operations has been put in place already.
He noted that three flights would be landing at the Lagos international airport tomorrow beginning with Middle East Airline’s flight at about 1500hours.
According to him, FAAN is committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort.