FAAN bans protocol activities at airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Wednesday banned individual and agency protocol activities at airports across the country.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said the decision was in line with the Federal Government’s policy on ease of doing business.

She stated that apart from FAAN protocol services and the designated Ministry of Foreign Affairs officers, no individual or agency would be allowed to escort passengers or conduct any type of protocol activity after immigration process for departing passengers and before immigration process for arriving passengers at the airports.

She said, “In the interest of our common safety and comfort, all passengers, agencies, and other stakeholders are requested to kindly align their airport activities accordingly.

“In a similar vein, passengers are also advised to please kindly desist from coming to the airports with groups of friends and relatives.”

Yakubu said the new directive from FAAN was aimed at enhancing the safety, comfort and efficient facilitation of human and vehicular traffic at the airports.

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She said the agency was prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic expected   during the Christmas season.

Yakubu added, “In preparation for the season and beyond, we have beefed up security at all our airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.”

She urged passengers to cooperate with the agency to ensure a hitch-free season.

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