FAAN takes steps to contain new wave of COVID-19 spread

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has taken furthers measures to ensure the safety of travelling passengers and other airport users across the nation as the second wave of the dreaded COVID-19 spreads across the world.

The spokesperson from FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said in a statement that “from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others within its network, the Authority is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure safe and secure facilitation of travellers.”

At the airports, Yakubu said car parks had been rearranged for seamless pick-up and drop off of passengers to avoid congestion.

“We have also created new drop off zones for passengers with reduced mobility. Operational and directional signages have also been conspicuously remarked at both the airsides and landsides to make movements easier for airport users and to promote social distancing protocols.

“Additionally, we have intensified the process of disinfecting all baggage before entering the terminals, as well as enhanced temperature screening of all passengers and staff using infrared scanners.

“We have also separated access entry points for passengers and staff to reduce congestion and improve on facilitation,” she said.

Yakubu said FAAN advised all travellers and airport users to strictly abide by all the laid down travel protocols.

She also stated that only passengers will be allowed into the terminals adding that a “compliance monitoring team has been constituted for each of our airports to drive total compliance.

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