FAAN Intensifies Security Checks Nationwide

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday said it is intensifying special security checks of individuals and vehicles accessing all the nation’s airports.
The general manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Dati said that the authority was committed to securing the airports and their users against pilfering and terrorism.
He warned that all persons found loitering around any of the nation’s 22 airports would be arrested and prosecuted.
The FAAN official said that the strict security measures were being taken to check the menace of touting and terrorism.
According to him, all illegal structures around airport runways, particularly in the Lagos area, will be demolished.
“All necessary gadgets have been put in place and we are putting more to ensure the safety of all airport users. All movements are now being closely monitored and recorded.
“We have been compelled in the past to bar some individuals or bodies from the airports for security reasons.
“There is also now a restriction on the issuance and use of on-duty cards at the airports.
“We believe that some persons should not have unhindered access to restricted areas at the airports,” the official said.
Dati added that all airlines had been advised to ensure the compliance of all their passengers and staff with safety regulations and security procedures.

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