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Airport certification: Lagos airport holds simulation exercise for emergency readiness

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Aviation Clinic health officers attending to casualties

Ahead of the certification of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, Federal Airports of Nigeria, FAAN, had carried out a simulation exercise at the airside of the Airport.

The exercise was aimed at demonstrating the Authority’s readiness to ensure that all cases of aircraft emergencies would be controlled whenever the need arises.

Director of Airport Operations, FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, who noted that this exercise was meant to confirm that FAAN has the right equipment, manpower and strategy to perform its statutory duties. He emphasized that this exercise was also necessary in ensuring the certification of the airport.


L-R: Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, Director, Airport Operations, FAAN; Nehemiah Auta, Airport Manager, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Lawrence Pwajok

Some of the agencies involved in the exercise were NCAA, NAHCO, NEMA, LASEMA, Nigerian Army, Port Health Services and Lagos State Response Unit.

The agency has assured airport users and the general public that it will continue to deliver on its core mandates of ensuring safety and security at the nation’s airports.

The process which has been on since last year will see the Lagos airport certified in the month of June while the Abuja airport will be next in line by September in line with standards and recommended practices as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation, ICAO.

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