Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba, Regional Manager, South West Airports, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has frown on the continued harassment of staff by uniform and escort officials at the Lagos Airport.
Mrs. Shinaba in an interview with journalists in Lagos, said the incessant attacks on FAAN Security officials, AVSEC, and other staff by uniform and escort officers for trying to stop indiscriminate parking of their vehicles in unauthorised areas at the airport was a cause for concern.
She expressed worry over the flagrant abuse of power by uniform men and escort vehicles personnel especially those who come to the airport with 12 or more vehicles in the convoy.
The Airport Manager, explained that the uncooperative attitude of the public especially VIPs had remained the greatest challenge for the management of the airport.
According to her, security Committee earlier set up was disbanded because it did not achieve its purpose as most of the members in the committee was not ready to discipline other officials.
Shin-Aba explained that Aviation Security Personnel (AVSEC) were subjected to embarrassment by gun carrying uniform men at the airport.
On ensuring a tout free environment, the airport manager disclosed that a taskforce was already combing the airport environment on daily basis to get rid of hawkers and bike operators, popularly known as Okada Riders.
She said some motorcycles have been confiscated by the taskforce while effort were being made with the Lagos government to move any mentally unstable person apprehended to them for rehabilitation.
“Okada riders have become a menace at the airport and a source of concern to the airport management, so many bikes have been ceased”