Stop coming to the airports with groups of friends and relatives – FAAN advises air travelers
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has advised air travelers from coming to the airports with groups of friends and family.
General manager, cooperate affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu in a statement released on 18th December said that VIPs, highly placed government officials, and other chiefs have also been advised to keep their protocol officials out of passengers processing zone in the arrival and departure terminals of the airports across the country.
According to Yakubu, this became necessary because these protocol officers, family and friends that escort travelers to the airport, obstruct the smooth processing of passengers by Immigration and this has caused unnecessary delays.
The statement aso advised passengers against coming to the airport with groups of family and friends.
Read the statement below ;
“ In line with provisions of the Federal Government’s directive on the ease of doing business,
the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has directed that apart from FAAN protocol services
and the designated Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officers.
No individual or agency is allowed to escort Passengers or Conduct any type of protocol activity.
after Immigration process for Departing Passengers, and before immigration process for arriving Passengers at the Airports.
Consequently, in the interest of our common Safety and Comfort, all Passengers, agencies, and other stakeholders are requested to kindly align their airport activities accordingly
In a similar vein, passengers are also advised to please kindly desist from coming to the airports with groups of friends and relatives.
This is aimed at enhancing the Safety, Comfort, and efficient facilitation of human and vehicular traffic at the airports. “