FAAN to bar bribe-seeking officers from working at the airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has warned that bribe-seeking officers at Nigeria’s airports will be barred for life from working at FAAN airport terminals across the country, regardless of whether the violator works in the government or private sector.

 

The FAAN Managing Director, Capt. Rabiu Yaduda said this to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Nov 8, after an emergency meeting with FAAN’s management, some airport managers and the Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Dr Jumoke Oduwole.

 

Yaduda said the indiscipline at the airports is embarrassing FAAN and Nigeria.

 

“Recently, we had videos showing the acts of indiscipline and extortions at our airports. They are embarrassing to FAAN, the aviation industry, and Nigeria. So we had a management meeting comprising all FAAN airport managers, with the special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business,” Capt. Yaduda said.

 

He explained that the meeting would be escalated at all the airports across the country.

 

He said: “They will inform them that any violation or acts of indiscipline, recorded or caught, FAAN will escalate. We will write to their companies and any violator will lose his or her On Duty Card (ODC) permanently, which means you will lose your access card into the airport terminal permanently.”

 

Citizens were also urged to report acts of indiscipline at the airports to the appropriate authorities.