Fresh Ebola outbreak: FAAN reassures travellers, airport users of safety  

 

 

Posted by Sade Williams

 

Following a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports.

 

In a statement released at the Authority’s Headquarters in Lagos, FAAN noted that since the first recorded case of the virus in Nigeria, through an American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, the Authority has not relaxed its surveillance at the airports to forestall any re-occurrence.

 

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Authority, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu added that all the equipment and personnel used in combating the virus in 2014 are still very much at the airports.

 

In her words “We have always had thermal scanners in our airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures. We still have hand sanitisers in our restrooms too. When passengers walk pass the scanners, it registers their temperature. If yours is high, you are pulled aside for observation.”

 

The Authority noted that all relevant agencies, including the Port Health Services have been mobilized and are collaborating effectively to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users at all time.

 

She assured that the Authority is committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.

 

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