Saleh Dunoma, managing director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), has said that officers and men of the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services of the Authority will continue to receive professional training at par will global standards.
He said they will also undergo overseas programme to enhance their proficiency in fire fighting at all Nigerian airports in line with recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Dunoma disclosed this at the Crew Commanders/fire fighter initial/Renal course currently taking place at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.
The FAAN boss, who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Kabiru Mohammed, commended the fire men and called on them to take advantage of the ongoing training programme to improve on their professional competence, which would ensure safety at airports.
The station commandant, Mr. Adebola Odugbemi, also emphasised the importance of the training.
He promised to share his knowledge and experience on the job with the participating staff.
The three week programme is being undertaken by fire and fighting officers drawn from different airports across the country.
By: Sade Williams