Touting: NAHCO supports FAAN, seeks explanation on arrest of staff


Posted by Sade Williams 


The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has said that it is in support of the arrest of some persons at both Lagos and Abuja airport for touting and other vices but wants the Authority to cooperate with it on the identity of NAHCO staff arrested with the persons.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had said that it arrested over 90 persons, caught at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, carrying out nefarious activities.

The touts, FAAN said, were arrested for various acts of illegality including Fake Covid-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, Illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance and arguments, amongst others.

Some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, Nahco Plc, and other airport staff.

But a statement by Sam Akinrinmade, NAHCO spokesman,  said the Ground Handling Company is a responsible player in the industry, as such, will not condone any form of illegality.

“We urge FAAN to always carry us along in this fight. The current move will in no small measure help our industry to grow as well as bring sanity to the airports.

” We will however engage FAAN, to provide us the details of our personnel alleged to be involved, to enable us to activate our internal disciplinary process as we currently do not have any clue as to who is involved, when, and in what capacity.”, he said.

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