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Arms-bearing Aviation Security completes training, soon to be deployed

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Standing in the middle, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, surrounded by brand new, well-trained, and arms-bearing Aviation Security personnel, Friday, 28th April 2023

Aviation Minister Sen. Hadi Sirika has received in the audience the first batch of arms-bearing Aviation Security, AVSEC, personnel for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.

Hadi Sirika made the announcement at the conclusion and passed out a parade of the group he described as the first batch of trained arms-bearing aviation security, avsec, in the employment of the FAAN.

The Minister on his Twitter page announced that “the first batch of our arms-bearing aviation security personnel graduated today”, Friday 28th April 2023.

Sirika disclosed that the brand new uncommon avsec, perhaps the first of its kind in air transport worldwide had gotten well trained in the art and science of “Armories, shooting ranges & their uniforms are ready”.

He explained that the novelty in avsec soon to be witnessed in Nigeria was in consonance with Section 10 (1) c of the act of parliament that established the airport management company- FAAN.

The minister was full of gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his graciousness in approving the transition of the nation’s airport personnel from exclusively civil defense to arms-bearing airport security, the first in Africa and about the third worldwide.

Sen. Hadi Sirika, Aviation Minister, at the passing-out parade of the first batch of arms-bearing AVSEC of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN

Hadi Sirika’s words of appreciation, “We thank Mr. President for the approval,” and boasted that, “PMB is leaving Aviation better than he met it”.
The followings are the reactions of a cross-section of Nigerians to the novel approach in airport security and other aviation matters as a reaction to the new gesture as announced by Hadi Sirika;

Joseph Shoremekun; @JShoremekun

You have done your bit and the curtains would soon be closed in a matter of weeks. Posterity would reward you according to your deeds.

Please confirm that NCAA will be moving its Lagos headquarters to Abuja.

Bashir @bbermoto
You’re one public servant that I pray the next president continues to work within your current capacity as HM Aviation. God bless you sir.

Honourable minister sir please intervene in the employment of the medical doctors and nurses that have been working with FAAN for years as casual staff, they are the ones working tirelessly attending to different medical emergencies. God bless you and guide you, Sir.

Sen. Hadi Sirika, Aviation Minister, inspecting the guard of honour mounted by the brand-new, arms-bearing Aviation Security operatives of FAAN

You are committed to progress. God bless you sir

Aminu Baraza, @AminuBaraza
This is another milestone in the aviation industry.

is a game changer in the Nigerian Aviation industry. Well done Sir.

ᴄᴏᴍʀ sʜᴀʀɢᴀʟʟᴇ, @salihuu39401220
Hale end

Jarman Arewa; @JarmanBichi
Inasha Allah, Congratulations to our great father

Abubakar elhameed; @elhameed62
Masha Allah, May Almighty Allah With his infinite Mercy Continues to Bless and uplift You. Keep the Good Work Going.

HadizaUsmanMuazu; @mowze16
HM, are they going to join the multiple “checkpoints” at the airports that passengers face each time they are traveling or will they remain in the background at a safe distance? It’s frustrating traveling through airports where there are at least 9 “checkpoints” b4 boarding

Senior Advocate for New Nigeria; @Nwachuk61292602
What is airport security doing with Arms? Arms everywhere. Even Somalia isn’t this way.

Makinwa Adeniyi; @Tosquo
Job well done sir!! God bless PMB
Usman Yamel; @Usee_yamel
Keep doing good things Sir.. history will never forget u and ur achievements. Kudos to our beloved Minister.

Stanley Osula; @stanosula
You Deserve Another 4 Years to Sanitize the System… Weldone Weldone continues to open up the aviation sector and no going back on Nigeria Air…

Yusuf Yaga; @YousoupYaga
Awesome sir, you too play a very important role in aviation. Are this combination of our security forces

Iliyasu Abubakar:@Ilyaseen282
Hon. Minister Sir, I’m seriously in need of an Aviation Job Sir, please

King Saliu; @etsu_saliu
How many billions do you run this one?

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