October 5, 2022

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NIGERIA’S AIRPORTS MANAGER PROHIBITS UNTRAINED OFFICIALS FROM DRIVING ON THE AIRSIDE

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Managers of Nigeria’s airport chain, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has prohibited any airport official, who has neither undergone the mandatory airside drivers training, nor certified appropriately to drive on the airsides of the nation’s airports.

According to a statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu, Mrs, General Manager, Corporate Communications, “FAAN is re-emphasising this policy to ensure operational safety, following a recently averted airside incident involving a Customs official, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos”.

The statement added that, “With this directive, all airline officials, Security agencies, ground handling companies, and other stakeholders are hereby put on notice to ensure that their officials, that have airside related roles, and will need to drive, are sent to FAAN’S training department to undergo this mandatory training before been assigned to duty.

It emphasized that, the Authority will no longer take lightly any act of violation of this directive, in the interest of safety.

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