Abuja Airport wins 2018 ACI safety award


Posted by Sade Williams


The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has won ‘best improved airport in safety’ award by Airports Council International, (ACI) Africa region.


The airport emerged the winner of the category,  following an extensive evaluation process that considered entries from several other airports in Africa.


Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said in a statement that the information was contained in a letter dated 13th September, 2018 and addressed to Captain Rabiu Yadudu, Director of Airport Operations of FAAN by Mr.  Ali Tounsi, Secretary General of ACI Africa.


She said the body noted that despite fierce competition, NAIA’s infrastructure and processes were rated the best in Africa for its category.

It will be recalled that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was recently audited and certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, having been given a clean bill of health by the regulatory Authority.


She added that the award will officially be presented to the airport at the next ACI Africa Conference and Annual General Assembly scheduled to hold in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire from the 14th – 17th October, 2018.

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