As the world grapples with the second wave of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN)has stepped up measures to ensure the safety of travelling passengers and other airport users across the nation.
From the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others within its network, the authority said it would ensure safe and secure facilitation of travellers.
A statement by the General Manager Corporate Affairs,Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said that across the airports, car parks have been rearranged for seamless pick-up and drop off to avoid congestion,adding it has also created new drop off zones for passengers with reduced mobility.
The statement added that operational and directional signages have also been conspicuously remarked at both the airsides and landsides to make movements easier for airport users and to promote social distancing protocols.
“Additionally, we have intensified the process of disinfecting all baggage before entering the terminals, as well as enhanced temperature screening of all passengers and staff using infrared scanners. We have also separated access entry points for passengers and staff to reduce congestion and improve on facilitation, ” the statement said.
FAAN, advised all travellers and airport users to strictly abide by all laid down travel protocols and also reiterate that only passengers will be allowed into the terminals.
The statement also revealed that a compliance monitoring team has been constituted for each of our airports to drive total compliance.
FAAN,the statement said is committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort.