As Muslims prepare for the annual Eid-El-Kabir, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has assured travellers and airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to discharge seamless service in the season.
FAAN says the VIP Protocol lounges at both the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and General Aviation Terminal, Lagos, have been refurbished to give maximum comfort and value to air passengers.
The agency added that maintenance of conveyor belts and escalators at the Lagos airport have also been completed and are functioning optimally.
A release sent out by the General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, states that airport security and other logistics have been upgraded and strengthened to provide for the expected increase in passenger traffic in and around the airports.
“In anticipation of traffic surge owing to the season, Management is set to open the Departure Hall at the Terminal D of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to ease facilitation formalities of departing passengers at the airport before the Celebrations.
“We have also installed new directional display units to guide travellers, especially new ones, at our airports,” the release reads.
The agency however called on air passengers and the airport users to reciprocate the agency’s gesture with orderly behaviour, noting that FAAN would not hesitate to bring to book any violator of rules at the entry points.
“While we advise the general public and intended travellers to make early preparations towards completing their travel requirements in good time, we will also like to re-state that receiving of dignitaries at restricted areas by security agents and airport officials is prohibited and anyone found wanting will be apprehended and prosecuted,” Yakubu stressed.
By Gboyega Adeoye