Mock exercise: FAAN shows readiness for aircraft emergencies at airports

L-R: Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, Director, Airport Operations, FAAN; Nehemiah Auta, Airport Manager, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Lawrence Pwajok

L-R: Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, Director, Airport Operations, FAAN; Nehemiah Auta, Airport Manager, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Lawrence Pwajok

By Sade Williams

 

The Federal Airports of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday, carried out a simulation exercise at the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

 

The exercise was aimed at demonstrating the Authority’s readiness to ensure that all cases of aircraft emergencies would be controlled whenever the need arises.

 

Present at the event was the Director of Airport Operations, FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, who noted that this exercise was meant to confirm that FAAN has the right equipment, manpower and strategy to perform its statutory duties.

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He emphasised that this exercise was also necessary in ensuring the certification of the airport.

 

Some of the agencies involved in the exercise were NCAA, NAHCO, NEMA, LASEMA, Nigerian Army, Port Health Services and Lagos State Response Unit.

 

FAAN also assures airport users and the general public that it will continue to deliver on its core mandates of ensuring safety and security at the nation’s airports.

 

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