FAAN investigates money-for-COVID-19 test practice at Abuja Airport


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has begun an investigation into the allegation that airport officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja were trading COVID-19 test for money.

Spokeswoman for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said in a statement that all the agencies at the airport were involved in the investigation.

“The recent allegation that some airport officials in Abuja were collecting money from returning passengers on evacuation flights is already being investigated by all agencies at the airport.

“As the nation’s airports begin to reopen gradually for flight operations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has advised passengers to desist from giving money and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise.

The Authority will like to inform passengers and other airport users that there is no aspect of its services at the airports that is being paid for by cash.

Arriving passengers are expected to have gone through the Covid-19 test before boarding their flights from ports of departure; therefore they should not pay any money whatsoever to any airport official for the purpose.

All Covid-19 measures put in place at the airports are free for passengers and does not attract any charges.

“The Authority will also like to use this medium to appeal to passengers once again to always ensure adherence to all safety and security measures at the airports,” she said.


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