TSA completes MMIA security audit,  says Procedures comply with ICAO standard







…final report ready in 45 days


Officials of the America Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have concluded the Security Assessment of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), expressing deep satisfaction at the level of compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standard and Recommended Practices in the airport.


This disclosure was made by the four-man TSA team during the debriefing held at the Aviation House, Lagos airport on Friday.



The team also  said it was highly impressed with the Corrective Action Plans put in place by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) in respect of the few opened items.



They also praised the Authority’s consistency and methodology on the implementation of TSA applicable security procedures which was of ICAO standards and noted that this accomplishment is a reflection of sufficient training provided for the staff and coupled with effective regulatory oversight of the industry by NCAA



Sam Adurogboye, spokesman for NCAA, noted that other areas of the airport examined in the course of  the assessment include Airports Operations and Standards, Quality Control, Access Control Point, Passengers and Baggage Screening, Screening Equipment, Airport Contingency Plan (ACP) and Airport Security Programme (ASP).



The TSA team thanked the NCAA Director General, Capt Muhtar Usman for providing enabling environment towards successful accomplishment of the exercise and the observed  effective regulatory oversight over the sector.



Usman also thanked the team for a job well done and expressed the Authority’s readiness to always partner and co operate with the TSA on issues of Aviation Security and Safety.



The Airport Authority officials in attendance however gave explanations and the time line for the closure of the few opened items that were identified by the team.


Meanwhile, the final report will be ready in 45 days time.


By: Sade Williams

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