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Sallah: FAAN warns against bribes, extortion at airports


Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, has warned against bribes and extortion at airports across the country ahead of this weekend’s Eid-el-Kabir,while assuring travellers of a seamless journey.

According to the VANGUARD, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs Obiageli Orah, in a statement, assured Nigerians of seamless travel, saying it has taken measures to upgrade its security apparatus to ensure safety of lives and properties.

Orah encouraged travellers to be at the airport early in order not to miss their flights.

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The statement reads: “FAAN assures Nigerians of very seamless travel through our airports this salah festive season, as the Authority has consistently taken measures to upgrade her security apparatus to ensure safety of life and property of the travelling public. FAAN, therefore, encourages all travellers to be at the airport early enough in order not to miss their flights as well as reduce rush.

“International travellers must be at the airport three hours before departure, while local travellers must arrive about two hours before the flight schedule. Please ensure that you pack your luggage yourself. Do not leave your luggage unattended. FAAN has expanded the screening area in order to give passengers a better flying experience. Keep an eye on your valuables while passing through screening. Ensure that you park your vehicle properly at the car park to avoid it being towed.

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“Please do not engage the services of touts. The Managing Director of FAAN, Mrs Olubunmi Kuku, at a recent event had sent out a severe warning to staff as well as all government agencies that operate at our airports that FAAN will ensure that whoever is culpable is punished.

“Do not give bribes or encourage extortion. Respect rules and regulations in respect of carriage of prohibited articles, liquids, and gel. We have information desks at all our airports to assist you. Please make use of them.”

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