Lagos - The Nigeria Customs Service and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have expressed regret at the recent fracas between officials from the two organizations.
The Chief Executives of the organisations agreed to work together to avoid a reoccurrence of the spate that happened in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) last week.
A high level meeting of the officials of both organizations has been held in Abuja.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi led the Customs delegation while FAAN was led by its Managing Director, Saleh Dunoma.
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The joint meeting reviewed the facts of the event and resolved to maintain periodic consultations to facilitate airport security.
A joint statement by the two organisations stated that the Comptroller General of Customs will investigate the involvement of Customs Officers in the fracas and will take appropriate punitive action if they are found guilty while the Comptroller-General of Customs will review current deployments at MMIA, to ensure that only officers who meet the requirements of civility are retained.
FAAN will not restrict the movement of Customs Officers deployed at the airport, but will continue to manage access control to ensure airport security in line with global standards.
Operations in the airports will be guided by strict adherence to processes and procedures established by the law.
- CAJ News