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FAAN boosts security around airports

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has stepped up security around the airports amid rising insecurity across the country.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu disclosed this in Abuja at the sidelines of the maiden edition of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Airports Council International (ACI) Africa, Security Week. 

He also said Following the International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO’s relaunch of the Year of Security Culture (YOSC) 2021, FAAN in collaboration with key stakeholders in November 2020 designed an approved AVSEC roadmap. 

Declaring the event open, the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika said the building of shooting ranges are almost completed at some airports across the country to improve security.

Represented by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, the minister said, “We are working with FAAN and other stakeholders to quickly actualize the approval of the FEC for Aviation Security personnel to bear arms and I am glad to inform you that our approach so far has been holistic and results-oriented. The construction of shooting Ranges at major airports is nearing completion”

Senator Hadi Sirika said the Federal Executive Council recently approved the deployment of (K-9) security at the country’s airports following the ministry of aviation presentation. 

“We are currently addressing the challenges related to damaged, incomplete and non-existent perimeter fences at Nigeria because as the first layer of defence, airport perimeters will minimise attacks, prevent incursion and enhance general security,” he said.

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