With respect to a story on the above subject published by Leadership Newspaper, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will like to inform the general public that contrary to the opinion of the writer, there is no Looming Insecurity in Murtala Muhammed Airport. Also, the picture of Okadas attached to the online story is not that of the MMA or any other Nigerian airport.The airport is safe and secure.
In a statement sent to The AmehNews and endorsed by Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the authority saying FAAN will like to use this opportunity to re-emphasise that commercial motorcycling around the airport axis has been prohibited, and remains so, as indicated by the various signages within and around the airport corridor.
Mrs Yakubu further noted that enforcement of this policy has also been intensive and comprehensive. In the year 2021, a total of 69 motorcycles were confiscated and transferred to the Lagos State Government for crushing by the Aviation Security Department.
Additionally, she said a good number of motorcycles have been seized again and will soon be transferred to Lagos State Government for crushing.
“FAAN has a standing committee comprising officials from AVSEC and other security agencies that are constantly patrolling to arrest erring operators, with a view to putting a final stop to this menace.
FAAN Spoke Person said “we reassure our customers that the Murtala Muhammed Airport is safe and secure, we also plead with our esteemed stakeholders to please desist from deliberately spreading false and misleading information about our airports and our industry. She added that it is not in our national interest.
FAAN….. Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.