The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has stepped up measures to ensure the safety of the travelling passengers and other airport users across the nation, as the world grapples with the new wave of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
According to the statement released on Thursday 31st December 2020, by FAAN, the airport authority assured Nigerians that safety measures have been put in place to curtail the spread of the new wave of the virus. “From saying that from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others within its network, the Authority is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure safe and secure facilitation of travellers”.
“Across the airports, car parks have been rearranged for seamless pick-up and drop off to avoid congestion. We have also created a new drop off zones for passengers with reduced mobility.
Operational and directional signages have also been conspicuously remarked at both the airside and landsides to make movements easier for airport users and to promote social distancing protocols.
Additionally, we have intensified the process of disinfecting all baggage before entering the terminals, as well as enhanced temperature screening of all passengers and staff using infrared scanners.
We have also separated access entry points for passengers and staff to reduce congestion and improve on facilitation. The Authority will like to use this opportunity to advise all travellers and airport users to strictly abide by all laid down travel protocols and also reiterate that only passengers will be allowed into the terminals.
A compliance monitoring team has been constituted for each of our airports to drive total compliance.
FAAN. Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort,” the statement added.