By Naomi Douglas
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has initiated the implementation of the Executive Order given by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to strengthen the ease of doing business in the country.
Managing Director, FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, explained that the executive order is aimed at strengthening the nation’s fight against terrorism, eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy that impedes business activities at our airports and improving safety, security and passenger facilitation within and around the airport.
The FAAN boss assured full compliance with the Order, saying that the agency has put in place machinery to ensure a successful implementation, which he will personally supervise.
Dunoma said, “There shall be no touting whatsoever by official or unofficial persons at any port in Nigeria. On duty staff shall be properly identified by uniform and official cards. Off duty staff shall stay away from the ports except with the express approval of the agency head. The FAAN Aviation Security and Nigeria Ports Authority Security shall enforce this order among others.
“All non-official staff shall be removed from the secured areas of airports. No official of FAAN, immigration, security agency or Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any other agency is to meet any non-designated dignitary at any secure areas of the airport. The official approved list of dignitaries that have been pre-approved to be received by protocol officers shall be made available to AVSEC and other relevant agencies ahead of their arrival at the airport.”