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Extortion: Arik air staff nabbed for soliciting bribe at Lagos airport, FAAN to commence sensitization


A female staff of Arik Air has been apprehended while soliciting bribe from a travelling passenger at the General Aviation Terminal, Lagos.

The arrest is a fall out of the recent embarrassing online videos where passengers complained of acts of extortion at the nation’s airport.

Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN in a meeting presided over by its Managing Director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu on the incessant extortion of passengers by airport officials at the nation’s airports and steps being taken to address the situation devised a multi level strategies to curb the menace.

A statement by the FAAN spokesperson, Henriette Yakubu says, the On Duty Card of the erring staff has been withdrawn immediately, and she has been handed over to the relevant security agency for appropriate action in order to serve as deterrent to other bad eggs in the airport. 

According to the statement, the meeting resolved that henceforth, any erring airport official caught soliciting for bribes at the nation’s airports will be permanently denied access to working at the airports. Officials were also directed to always wear conspicuous name tags anytime they are on duty.

The MD FAAN, has directed the Airport Managers to ensure that all stakeholders at the airports are properly sensitized on the new development as there will be no sacred cows. 


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