By Sade Williams
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has expressed its satisfaction on the success with the compliance on Executive Order by agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
The physical check tables at the departure hall of the terminal is been removed, also the desks belonging to Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) following the last screening by the FAAN’s Aviation Security.
Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer expressed the agency’s satisfaction while inspecting the terminal to ascertain the level of compliance by participating agencies.
“The desks that have been there for manual search are no longer there. The checks are being done at appropriate locations and this has created a tidy hall. This has improved the ambience of the departure hall. Of course, we have some issues that have to do with the first day normally in any operations. We are trying to resolve that.
“We have asked the management of the airport to come up with a complete and comprehensive report with the issues emanating from this operation, so we can further proffer solutions. The whole terminal is very neat and tidy now.”
The Executive Order as directed by the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has commenced at the country’s busiest airport.
Dunoma also used this medium to implore passengers to arrive the terminal early enough because of the new arrangement. “My advice to passengers is that they should come in good time, so they can accomplish the process as scheduled. There are some new locations and process of screening, so they earlier the come the easier for stakeholders especially the airlines and the security agencies to finish their procedures”.
Commenting on Delta Airlines’ issue with their procedures Dunoma said, “It is not anything peculiar. They want to do certain checks; we will tell them where to do the checks. We are not stopping anybody from checking anything, so long as it is in line with global standard of practice. The Executive Order does not stop that. We will handle Delta Airline issue”.