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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

FAAN bans luggage screening at MMIA departure hall

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has announced the ban of luggage screening by Customs officials and other Airport officials at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

In a statement released by FAAN's acting general manager, Henrietta Yakubu, the Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, said this was in line with the Executive Order recently issued by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo when he paid an unscheduled visit to the airport in April. Read the statement after the cut...


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced its pledge to an uncompromised implementation of Executive Order as directed by the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The Managing Director and Chief Executive, Engr. Saleh Dunoma made this known after a meeting with all the participating agencies at the committee level set up to fast track the implementation of the Order at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos today.

“As indicated by the Executive Order, there will be no compromise with the procedures. This means whatever security procedure or security checks we adopt, will not be compromised. I told them that we have to meet the deadline set by the Executive Order. They have mapped out their strategy in line with the Order, but they need to meet regularly to ensure that this strategy is adhere to and improved”.

Concentration is on Lagos Airport because it is the key airport, due to its size, complexity and passenger traffic. If we get it right in Lagos, we will get it right in other airports. Once we do that, I believe all the other airports will be easy for us. The participating agencies are: Nigeria Police Force, Directorate of State Security, Quarantine Services, Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigerian Immigration Services, Nigeria Customs Services, FAAN Aviation Security amongst others. I am confident that other participating agencies will support FAAN efforts to achieve success in the deadline and implementation.

All participating agencies are ready to key into this big committee set up for the implementation. Everybody is contributing positively. From all indications, all hands are on deck to make sure the Executive Order is implemented successfully. FAAN does not envisage any problem at all, and it is fully committed to give all participating agencies its full support to close any obstacle that may arise.

The Executive Order does not give room for pre-checks on luggage. All checks should be done in designated areas. Luggage should not to be checked at the departure hall. On the sustainability of the Executive Order: “Once it is implemented, it must be sustained that is why everybody must own it. The agencies are sitting together now to make sure that they own the Executive Order. Once you own it then, it will be sustained”.

29 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


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Sweet Onyi said...

Good news

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Fearless! said...

Thank God, its quite annoying because its not for our safety but their greed and an avenue to beg for money!

Next executive order is the one stopping them from barricading the airport doors, no where in the world do you need to beg to enter the airport.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Richmond said...

well, this means all the tricks and scams that customs, immigrations and airlines used to get money from travellers have now disappeared into thin air, I am sure they would be angry.

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Anonymous said...

God bless the vp. It embrassing when the scatter one load in the name of aearching

Anonymous said...

lol I was thinking of this just yesterday as to how I can avoid giving the idiots money without sounding bad. They open my bag and immediately say "ah Chairman anything for the boys", and even sometimes "anything for the girls" ๐Ÿ™„. I always feel bad that they're staying in this country whilst I'm traveling to a better place so I give them some thousands. Thank God they're scam is finally over..but still there's other scam checkpoints in that airport.

Anonymous said...

Thank God that female customs officer that picks peoples luggage in arik will rest now...ole tif...

Crazycashbiz said...

As a frequent visitor to Nigeria I welcome this! No where else in the world I've travelled to donyou see this happening in the departure area! There are designated more secluded areas where this takes place. Good one Mr. Acting President!

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Anonymous said...

Too many beggars at the airport, it's a big shame, customs, immigration officers and funny looking plain clothes robbers inside the airport at the arrival hall , all begging for money.wanting to search your luggage. I hate that smelly airport. Also very shameful when you're coming out of the aircraft some armed robbers airport official switch off the electricity at the arrival hall. FG pls address this it is too Shameful! !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ope o ,God bless Nigeria

okpe said...

Finally our prayers have been answered,the moment you get the airport they will perched on you like flies. May this order be executed and maintain.
Judento

Anonymous said...

Finally our prayers have been answered,the moment you get the airport they will perched on you like flies. May this order be executed and maintain.
Judento

Anonymous said...

Thank God oooo๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œthat is how they stole two luggage of a sister of mine coming from SA. Till today we hear nothing about it. Useless tif people. I which vp can try and makes sure things are more considerably in order in that's Airport. Cuz the way it smells and stink. Infact someone can collapsed easily

Ashley said...

You forgot to add the janitors to the list of beggars at the airport. Especially those in the restrooms.

Anonymous said...

That would great. Its very annoying when the custom officers have to go through one's luggage for no reason other than to ask for money. You don't give them...OYO.

APPLE said...

Great news. Thank you Osibanjo.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness my yam, crayfish and raw nigerian food stuff will no longer be inspected for a means of bribery to take my local food with me. Those things are very pricey outside.

Rinjis Rylopenes said...

Everybody for MMIA na scam. Customs, Immigration, NDLEA, trolley pushers, even cleaners. Embarrassing themselves every single time.

Eluku said...

Our Honorable V.P.,
This needs to be extended to the arrival section too.
You never feel like coming to Nigeria once you remember that different departmental extortionists would be waiting for you at the arrival section of the airport.

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Anonymous said...

Finally, a breath of fresh air at that airport, it is even that female officer that always check luggage that upset me most, she wil ask u for money like it is her right. My encounter with those immigration officers na even part two, stil remember them nick naming me sharp mouth girl. They asked me to give dem 5000 naira all bcos of BTE.. I told dem I don't have it bcos I knew if I brought it out dey wil stil ask me for money.. stupid ppl, brought it out at d end of d day and dey were stil telling me to give dem money, I refused and they started bringing up excuses like I was too small and under age all Becos of my small stature. when my passport was right in front of them reading 25yrs...den dey referred me to their boss and I recorded everything they said and sent it to my friends. Told dem I will sue them for every penny if I miss my plane. Immediately dey started threating me too, their boss quickly told dem to let me go before I cause wahala. They all said my mouth was too sharp. Lagos airport need a total rebranding, it not just the luggage section

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Anonymous said...

I even doubt if MMIA should be referred to as an airport, much more an international one. When you pass through airports like Doha, you 'll begin to have an idea how and what an airport should be, or look like

chichi aniagor said...

I call them coperate beggars! !!!!

Agatha Nwaeke said...

It's one thing for an executive order to be issued and another thing for the order to be obeyed.After all, the police are still collecting bribes on our roads despite all the reports and warnings...just saying

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