FAAN Embarks on Tour of 23 Airports ahead Christmas
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Tuesday that it is embarking on a tour of all 23 government-owned airports under its jurisdiction.
General Manager, Public Affairs Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the tour was part of an effort to assess their infrastructural needs, check their preparation in handling traffic ahead of the Yuletide in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FAAN team comprising managing director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu is set to visit the 23 airports in the next 10 days, starting with the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos, followed by Bauchi Airport, Kaduna Airport, Gombe and Maiduguri Airports before taking another batch of airports.
Last week, the FAAN management team in the company of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) inspected the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) ahead of plans to commission the airport.
Apart from assessing the infrastructure needs of some of these airports, the FAAN team is also assessing compliance to COVID-19 health protocols at the airports to ensure safety as the Yuletide fast approaches and traffic is expected to spike.