As the Yuletide approaches with expected passenger traffic surge, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said it has beefed up security at all airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
The agency said this is to ensure that passengers and airport users make use of airport facilities without any security threat to their lives and property.
A statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s spokesperson, assured travelers that all airports across the country were fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the season.
She added that at the nation’s premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, a multi-storey car park was recently commissioned to ease ground facilitation, the VIP lounge has also been renovated to enhance passenger comfort, while the carousels are working optimally, amidst other facilities upgrade currently on going.
“The stories are similar at all other airports, as the Authority has put in place facilities, procedures and systems to ensure maximum comfort, safety and security of airport users during this season and beyond.
“FAAN will like to use this opportunity to appeal to passengers to please get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures in good time, so as to avoid the experience of missing their flights.
This is important because of the heavy passenger traffic that is usually the experience around this time and the ongoing construction work by the Lagos State Government on airport road, Lagos.
“FAAN will continue to deliver on its core values of Safety, Security and Comfort”, she said.