November 29, 2023

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Enhanced COVID-19 Protocol: FAAN solicits passengers’ cooperation at all airports

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Strict compliance with physical distancing rule as stipulated in markings at the terminal

As people begin to return to the various places where they eke out a living, air travellers have been urged to cooperate with airport personnel because the management has stepped up COVID-19 protocol in the terminals with the view to nipping in the bud the rare specie of the coronavirus presently ravaging England, South Africa and California in the United States, among other countries of the world.

Hence, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, announced it had intensified process of disinfecting all baggage before entering the terminal, instituted enhanced temperature screening through infrared scanners for both passengers and airport staff, while access points for passengers and staff had been separated to reduce congestion and improve on facilitation.

Senator Hadi Sirika, Aviation Minister going through security checks at MMA1, Lagos

The media statement issued by FAAN and signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, Mrs, said: “from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others within its network, the Authority is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure safe and secure facilitation of travellers”.

The statement also revealed that “across the airports, car parks have been rearranged for seamless pick-up and drop off to avoid congestion. We have also created a new drop off zones for passengers with reduced mobility”.

Passengers facilitation at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos

She added that “operational and directional signage has also been conspicuously re-marked at both the airside and landsides to make movements easier for airport users and to promote social distancing protocols”.

FAAN, therefore, appealed to “all travellers and airport users to strictly abide by all laid down travel protocols and also reiterate that only passengers will be allowed into the terminals”.

Taking body temperature with infrared scanner

It assured all its guests that all of its personnel attending to them were not left alone at the airports as “a compliance monitoring team has been constituted for each of our airports to drive total compliance”, the statement said.

The statement reiterated that FAAN was ever Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort, and assured any one making use of any of its network of terminals premium services.

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