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New Terminals: Lagos, Abuja ready middle of the year, security our priority…dunoma

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L-R:Director finance and account, FAAN, Mrs. Nike Aboderin; managing director, FAAN, Mr. Dunoma Saleh; Director commercial and business development, FAAN, Mr. Sadiku Rafindadi, chief of staff to FAAN MD, zakari at the Gateway forum of LAAC at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos.

Attributes exchange rate to project delay

Acquires sophisticated equipment to ensure security on airside

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN says it has taken concrete measures to nip in the bud incidence of runway incursion and alleged poaching of aircraft.

Managing Director FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma at the Gateway Forum of tje League of Airports and aviation correspondent, LAAC in Lagos said the agency has awarded two contracts both for Lagos and Abuja airports for the installation of Close Circuit Television, CCTV to monitor movement of people and any unauthorized persons in and around the airside.
According to him, the project is at 70% and 80% completion stage.
” Passengers can sit down and watch what is happening on the airside and around them, this will help very much to monitor what is going on on the runway and airside”.
He explained apart from the CCTV, there was also a mobile system attached with cameras that would also be deployed for same purpose especially for night use.
According to him, the new technology can monitor or detect anything seven kilometers away.
“We’ll also install a mobile technology that can see up to seven kilometers. If you try to penetrate unlawful, the surveillance system will detect it. By the time all the technologies are put in place security will be water-tight,”.
Also include the promoting security at the airports is a sophisticated scanning machine that can also detect drugs and even the atomic name of anything.
“The machine can detect anything, it is currently being tested and waiting certification for use in airports, we do not have it here but what we currently have can do both, we the scanning, hand-held detector which we are using, we are going to acquire new technology”.
L-R:Director finance and account, FAAN, Mrs. Nike Aboderin; managing director, FAAN, Mr. Dunoma Saleh; Director commercial and business development, FAAN, Mr. Sadiku Rafindadi, chief of staff to FAAN MD, zakari at the Gateway forum of LAAC at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos.
On the on-going international airport terminals currently being built by the Chinese, Dunoma said by June this year, the terminals would be completed and opened for use, adding that the avio-bridges were being fixed.
He said the Abuja airport terminal would be synchronized with the light rail being constructed at the airport, adding that during a visit of the minister’s of aviation and the FCT, it was agreed that the contractor expedite action on the work.
“If you have visited Abuja of late you will discover that everything is near completion, even the avid bridge are there now. In fact all that is left are the fittings and all those materials needed are on ground waiting to be fixed,”.
Dunoma observed that the project would have been completed and opened for use before now but because of some factors mainly the exchange rate.
He also assured that the Port-Harcourt terminal would come on stream soon as the work was 80% on completion stage.

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