Ngige cautions FAAN over corruption at new Abuja International airport
As Lufthansa, 5 other foreign airlines commence operation in new terminal building
Mary Akanmu, Abuja
Minister of Labour and Productivity Dr Chris Ngige has cautioned the Federal Airport Authority to shun all corruption tendencies that could devalue the newly constructed international terminal building of Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport.
Ngige who was on his way back from the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing board meeting in Geneva urged FAAN not to relapsed in providing air passengers with the best experience and avoid corruption.
He said, “my advise to FAAN is that they continue what we saw today not that after 6month-Iyear the facilities would have collapse they should avoid corruption and ensure maintenance”.
He pointed out that Nigeria too has joined the rest of the world as the airport is also like what was seen in Geneva, stressing that there is need to maintain the facility
The Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita who was aboard the Lufthansa airline commended architecture of the terminal building, saying it is a pointer to what the Administration is doing to bring Nigeria up to the level of developed nations.
She further applauded the screening process saying it’s very efficient, especially the medical assessment camera in this day and age of Ebola and other health crisis which can monitor people coming into the airport from another country. Oyo-Ita noted that the airport is of international standard, urging FAAN to ensure they maintain the terminal building.
The Northern Regional General Manager Abuja Airport Mahmood Sanitation noted they Lufthansa airline is the first European airline to use the facilities, saying others are following queue and there is every tendency they would meet up with the March 31 deadline.
He disclosed that for now 6 international airlines are using the facility and six more will come in between now and 31 of March highlighting them to include Ethiopian airline, Asky Air Cote d Invite, Emirate and Airpeace
He assured they FAAN would ensure the facility is maintained such as what was being done at the old terminal