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FAAN inaugurates taskforce for removal of abandoned aircraft

10 January 2013, 10:06

Lagos - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has inaugurated a taskforce that will determine measures for the disposal of abandoned aircraft at airports nationwide.

A statement issued by FAAN on Wednesday named the authority’s Director of Airports Operations, Capt. Henry Umeogu, as the Chairman of the taskforce.

The statement was signed by FAAN's General Manager (Corporate Communications), Mr Yakubu Dati. It said that the taskforce had become necessary because the aircraft were constituting a safety hazard and an embarrassment to Nigeria. ``Some of these aircraft have been abandoned for about 10 years,'' the statement said.

It urged owners of the abandoned aircraft to evacuate them without further delay. It noted that FAAN had made series of appeals to the aircraft owners to remove them. ``Some of the owners of these abandoned aircraft took FAAN to court over this issue and got court injunctions that made it difficult for the authority to carry out this exercise before now.

 ``Some of these cases have now been concluded, hence, the commencement of the disposal exercise. ``Failure to abide by this appeal will necessitate a drastic action by the authority to clear the airports of these encumbrances,'' it warned.


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