Avoid Offering Bribes, Encouraging Extortion, FAAN Charges Airport Users

Airport users were on Friday warned against offering bribes and encouraging extortion this Sallah season. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) gave this caution in a statement issued by Obiageli Orah, its director of public affairs and consumer.

Any staff or government agency operating at the airports found guilty of accepting bribes, FAAN stressed, would face punishment. Stated the Authority: “The MD of FAAN, Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku, at a recent event had sent out a severe warning to staff as well as all government agencies that operate at our airports that FAAN will ensure that whoever is culpable is punished.

“Do not give bribes or encourage extortion”. FAAN also assured Nigerians of seamless travels through its airports this festive season, adding that the authority had consistently upgraded its security measures to ensure the safety of travellers and their property. The authority advised all travellers to arrive at the airport early to avoid missing their flights as well as to reduce the rush.

Said FAAN: “International travellers must be at the airport three hours before departure, while local travellers must ensure to arrive about two hours to flight schedule. Please ensure that you pack your luggage by yourself. Do not leave your luggage unattended.

“FAAN has expanded the screening area in order to give passengers a better flying experience. Keep an eye on your valuables while passing through screening. Respect rules and regulations in respect of carriage of prohibited articles, liquids, and gel. We have information desks at all our airports to assist you. Please make use of them”.

FAAN also advised travellers to park their vehicles properly in the car park to avoid towing, urging them not to use the services of touts.

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