FAAN begins facility tour of 23 airports

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The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday began a 10-day facility tour of Nigeria’s 23 airports.

Spokeswoman for the agency, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday explained that the “tour is aimed at assessing the infrastructural needs of the airports, while also evaluating their preparations for the annual surge in passenger traffic usually occasioned by the yuletide season, as well as the level of compliance with covid-19 protocols at the airports.”

At the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, the managing director and chief executive officer of FAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu addressed the staff and assured that the agency will continue to prioritize staff welfare and improve on their conditions of service.

He enjoined them to continue to discharge their duties with the highest level of professionalism and dedication.

Yakubu said the team, which included FAAN’s directors of finance, Mrs. Nike Aboderin; engineering services, Mr. Salisu Nurudeen Daura; commercial and business development, Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi; airport security services, Group Capt. Usman Abubakar Sadiq (retd); airport operations, Capt. Mukthar Muye; human resources, Mr. Norris Anozie; and legal adviser, Dr. Clifford Omozeighan will be proceeding to Bauchi, Kaduna, Gombe and Maiduguri airports, before taking another set of airports.

Meanwhile, she said FAAN management recently inspected facilities at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, ahead of the formal commissioning of the newly completed international terminal.

Yakubu, said the delegation led by Yadudu also had a team from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

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