FAAN Records Success on Executive Order At Lagos Airport As Check Tables Disappear

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) registers its satisfaction on the success with the compliance on Executive Order by agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. It was noticed that the physical check tables at the departure hall of the terminal is no longer there. So also the desks belonging to Nigerian Customs Service and Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after the last screening by the FAAN’s Aviation Security have been taken away.

Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer 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 created a neat 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”, said FAAN MD

“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. We are satisfied to some extent but like I said there is few issues that we need to resolve on the procedures. On our own side, we to provide additional equipment and we are working on those”.

The Executive Order as directed by the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo takes effect at the country’s busiest airport.

Engr. Dunoma also seized the opportunity to 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 go through the process. There are some new locations and process of screening, so they need to come on time to give enough time for everybody 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. The Executive Order does not stop that but let us do the appropriate thing at the appropriate locations. We will handle Delta Airline issue.

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs)

Ag General Manager, Corporate Affairs.