In line with the recent executive order signed by Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has effected a new inward and outward security arrangement at the nation’s airports.
In a notice to airlines, passengers and the general public, FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, stated that only six agencies would have their personnel interfacing with passengers at different parts of the airports from now on. They include: the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Department of State Services (DSS), Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) and Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS).
– The NIS and NDLEA will operate at both arrival and departure halls.
– The NCS will operate at the arrival hall only.
– The DSS and NAQS will operate at the cargo terminals only.
– The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) will operate at the baggage hall.
Also, as directed by the Acting President in the Executive Order, all officers must be fully kitted at all times with their name tags conspicuously visible and must remain within the confines of their responsibilities.