The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended some of its staff at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, for alleged extortion of a passenger.
Spokesperson for the agency, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said in a short statement on Saturday that the affected officials of aviation security and customer service departments were in league with a staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the airport.
“In line with management’s determination to rid the nation’s airport of corrupt officials, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apprehended and suspended some officials caught extorting a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
“The officials, who are staff of aviation security and customer service departments of the authority were immediately suspended, while the on-duty card of their accomplice from the Nigeria Immigration Service has been withdrawn.
“This action was taken to serve as deterrent to other bad eggs in the system that are bent on tarnishing the image of the nation,” said Yakubu.