The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has explained the circumstances that led to the power outage at some sections of the International Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Wednesday.
Yakubu Dati, FAAN spokesperson, who said the situation has since been rectified by ‘our team of engineers and power has been restored at the airport’, said, ‘preliminary investigation revealed that the outage was caused by power surge from the power line supplying MMA and surrounding communities.
“After restoring power to the affected parts of the terminal, our engineers mobilised immediately to trace affected equipment and assess the levels of damage to them
“We wish to state that flight schedules at the terminal were not affected by this outage, as efforts were made by our Operations Directorate to ensure that passenger facilitation was not unduly hampered”, he said.
He expressed regrets on any inconvenience the outage could have caused passengers, airlines and other airport users.
Meanwhile, Aviation Security staff of FAAN at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja have been commended for their vigilance in apprehending a suspected Boko Haram member at the airport recently.
Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director of the Authority, made this commendation while reviewing the security landscape with the staff at the airport after an unscheduled inspection tour of the airport.
The suspect was arrested while trying to board an Aero Airplane to Lagos about a month ago.
Dunoma told the security officials that their performance demonstrated that the Authority’s investment in human resources development and Government’s huge investments in facility upgrade at the country’s airports were already yielding dividends.
He recalled that only recently the diligence of FAAN aviation security staff, working in concert with other security agencies at the airport, led to the arrest of another Boko Haram terrorist on surveillance mission at the airport.
He however advised the security staff not to relent in their statutory responsibility of ensuring safety and security at the country’s airports, promising that the Authority’s Management was determined to reward excellence among the staff of the Authority.