FAAN, NSA to end multiple airport checks

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) have finalized preparations to terminate the practice of numerous physical inspections at the country’s airports in order to improve passenger facilitation at airports throughout the nation.

This is happening in spite of concerns from stakeholders and travelers about the growing presence of military and paramilitary personnel at the nation’s international airports.

The federal government had mandated the suspension of multiple checks at the main international airports back in 2017.

However, passengers are still having their bags searched repeatedly in spite of the directive.

Speaking over the weekend in Lagos, FAAN’s Managing Director, Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku, announced that the organization and the NSA headquarters had decided to take both immediate and long-term action to solve the problem of duplicate checks.

She hinted about setting up a joint coordination center where all the agencies could watch CCTV footage to figure out what they needed to find.

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