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FAAN, NSA to cut security checks at airports

FAAN, NSA to cut security checks at airports

FAAN, NSA to cut security checks at airports

5th May 2024

Nuhu Ribadu NSA

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said it has concluded plans with the Office of the National Security Adviser to reduce the number of security checkpoints where personnel physically come in contact with both passengers and their baggage at the nation’s airports.

PUNCH Online reports that travelers have continued to complain of delays in their movement while traveling through Nigerian airports over multiple physical security checks.

Speaking with newsmen the on Saturday in Lagos, the Managing Director of FAAN, Mrs Olubunmi Kuku, stated that the agency and the office of the NSA have agreed to carry out short and long-term measures to address the issue including the creation of a joint coordination room where all the agencies can view CCTV cameras to ascertain what they are looking for.

Kuku described the development as disturbing but affirmed that the issue was the first thing she inquired about upon assumption of office, adding that she sat down with the National Security Adviser, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, to discuss how to streamline the facilitation processes.

The FAAN MD said, “On the issues of the checking of baggage, it borders me so much, and that was the first inquiry that I made when I assumed office. As far back as 2011 and 2012, when I was in the industry, I have worked on this with the former minister.

 “It goes beyond FAAN, a lot of those agencies, Customs, NDLEA, Quarantine, Agriculture, we now have EFCC, we have almost everybody at the airports, we had Executive order 001 during the Buhari administration to move them out under the then Vice President office, now we have the National Single Window, I have personally sat with the NSA over the last five weeks to have conversations with him as to how we will streamline the facilitation.”

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