Abuja - The Federal government will soon place
security equipment at the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in
Abuja to enable some airlines to operate without hampering the ongoing
restructuring and remodelling works.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this was
aimed at decongesting the traffic at the international terminal and make
Giving the indication when he received a delegation from the
British High Commission, led by the Head of Aviation Security, Jankie Milies,
in his office, Sirika said he had considered this necessary in view of the
precarious world security situation that has put aviation under serious watch.
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Sirika also disclosed that the ministry was also working
seriously towards improving the physical security of the nation’s airports, and
commended the efforts of the British government, through the High Commission in
Abuja, in conducting and assessment of the security situation in the nation’s
airports with the aim of determining areas of possible assistance.
Milies had earlier told the Minister that her team had
undertaken an assessment of some of the nation’s airports airport with the
assistance of the relevant agencies, in order to determine areas of possible
assistance and discovered some challenges in cargo handling.
She said the team had one more round of assessment to do
before turning in their full report that would culminate in further discussions
and informed the Minister of their readiness to conduct some training for about
80 aviation employees drawn from the relevant agencies.
- CAJ News