……FAAN lists agencies, preach strict compliance
Six government agencies have been approved to interface with passengers at the country’s airports henceforth in line with the executive order aimed at ease of doing business in Nigeria.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby serves notice to Airlines, passengers and the general public that in compliance with the provisions of the Executive Order recently approved by the Presidency, only the under-listed security agencies have been given approval to interface with passengers at our Terminals.”
In a statement, spokesperson for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the affected agencies are: Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS), The Nigerian Customs Services (NCS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), State Security Services (SSS), Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) and Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS).
In line with compliance with the order, Mrs. Yakubu noted that the Authority had reconfigured the affected agencies’ orientation at the airports as the Immigration Services and the NDLEA would now operate at Arrival and Departure halls; the Customs Services, would operate at the Arrival Hall only; the State Security Services and Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services would operate at the Cargo Terminals only, while the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, (EOD) would be in charge of the baggage hall.
All the agencies are required by law to be on uniform while on duty must be fully kitted at all times with their name tags conspicuously visible and must remain within the confines of their responsibilities.
FAAN Management advices all affected agencies to ensure strict compliance.