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Nigeria: FAAN Management Conducts Facility Tour of Nigeria’s 23 Airports


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As part of Nigeria’s effort in assessing its airports infrastructural needs and preparations in handling traffic ahead of the Yuletide in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,the management of the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) has commenced a 10-day facility tour of the nation’s 23 airports.

A statement signed by Henritta Yakubu, the Authority’s spokesperson, said the tour began on Monday.

The FAAN team — comprising managing director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, team from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and others — had started with the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos followed by Bauchi Airport, Kaduna Airport, Gombe and Maiduguri Airports before taking another batch of airports.

“At the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, yesterday, the MD/CE also used the opportunity to address members of staff at the airport.

“He assured them that Management 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.”

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Last week the FAAN management team in company of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) inspected the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport ( MAKIA) ahead of plans to commission the airport.

Apart from assessing the infrastructure needs of some of these airports, the FAAN team is also assessing compliance to COVID-19 Health protocols at the airports to ensure safety as the Yuletide fast approaches and traffic is expected to spike.

Recall that FAAN has complied with all the NCAA regulation to stop the spread of COVID-19 and is currently ensuring that the airports safe to travel through.

The FAAN boss and his management team also inspected the airside and staff quarters at the airports inspected.

Management staff during the tour are Mrs. Nike Aboderin Director Finance and Accounts, Engineer Salisu Nurudeen Daura, Director of Engineering services; Director of Commercial Business Development, Sadiku Abdulkad Rafindadi, Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq ( rtd) Director of Security Services, Captain Mukhar Muye Director of Airport Operations, Norris Anozie Director of Human Resources.

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