The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has charged 107 Aviation Security (AVSEC) and 109 Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS), personnel who passed out from its training school to dedicate themselves to the service of the agency and the aviation industry.
FAAN’s managing director Mr. Saleh Dunoma who gave the charge in his address at the passing out parade of AVSEC and ARFFS personnel at FAAN Staff School at the Lagos Airport said the training “demonstrates management’s commitment to human capacity development in order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and best industry practices.”
Dunoma who was represented by FAAN’s director of finance and accounts, Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi commended the parade instructors and trainees for the impressive performance, professional carriage and excellent drill.
He said the painstaking rehearsals and hard work had paid off and urged the new employees to remember all they learnt make a personal commitment to excel in their chosen career.
“This career path is challenging and rewarding. In the course of its pursuit, you have a great responsibility to live up to the vision of FAAN which is to be amongst the best airport groups in the world”.
“You should be vigilant and ensure that you do not become the weak link in this value chain. While acknowledging the inherent challenges in your operations, you must guard against temptation, and compromises. You should always put service first before any other consideration as this organization places integrity above all other things,” he said.
In her remarks, the address, the director of human resources and administration, Hajia Salamatu Umar-Eluwa said the 216 commissioned officers had gone through three months training stressing that they were part of the online recruitment exercise which took place in 2015.
She said the first batch was trained between July and October last year and had since been integrated into the system.
“You have been recruited to serve in the para-miltary arms of this organization where total discipline, professional conduct, unalloyed loyalty and special vigilance are required. I believe that the quality of training you have received has adequately prepared you for these. Our expectations of you are very high and I believe you have all it takes to exceed them,” she said.