June 6, 2023

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Airport Managers urged to mitigate the impact of dwindling revenue on safety, security- Mansur Bako Matazu

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The dwindling revenue being experienced in the air transport industry globally, due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is bound to limit the funding for safety and security.

Hence all players in the upstream and the downstream sub-sector of air transport should forge a united front and cooperate with the government efforts to entrench impeccable security architecture in aviation- whether airborne or on the ground.

The Director-General/CEO, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, gave the admonition in his goodwill message at the flagging off, by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN) / Airport Council International-Africa (ACI-Africa) Security Week for the year, 2021.

Mansur Bako Matazu noted that laxity in security at one airport could compromise the security in the next destination which underscores the compelling reason for global cooperation, collaboration and sharing of data.

Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, Director-General/CEO, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet,

He said It was therefore auspicious to use the observance of the security week to appraise the effect of the pandemic on security and seize the occasion to discuss ways and means of promoting collective and inclusive security and safety at our airports.

The NiMet helmsman noted that just like the weather, which had no boundary, aviation was one, globally, which informed the need for asymmetry of standards and practice to enhance safety and inspire profitability.

He commended the doggedness of the management of FAAN, led by Capt Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, for quickly picking up from the ruins of the pandemic to setting up a recovery and growth agenda that are now bearing fruits.

The weather forecast Professor, therefore, charged all in the aviation security ecosystem to make good use of the event to discuss ways of promoting collective and inclusive security and safety at our airports.

Present at the event was the Managing Director of FAAN, Capt Hamisu Rabiu Yadudu, the Director of Airport Security Services, (Rtd) Group Capt. Usman Abubakar Sadiq, USA, other management staff and representatives of other government agencies and industry stakeholders.

The four days event which kicked off yesterday will be climaxed on Thursday, and we will begin to look out for the effect on the entire aviation ecosystem for the better.

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