The Federal Government has concluded plans to continue to improve on safety and security at the nation’s airports.
Naija News understands that the federal government is aimed at improving the standards of security in the airports in Nigeria through training and capacity development of staff.
The Minister of Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika, was quoted in a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Henrietta Yakubu on Monday in Lagos, as making the promise at the graduation ceremony of 727 Aviation Security and Fire Service officers in Kaduna.
The minister in the statement by Mrs. Yakubu, said that the security boost, training, and capacity development across the airports were in line with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Sirika was quoted to have urged the graduands to put service before everything else.
The statement reads; “In accepting to be trained as Aviation Security (AVEC) and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) cadets, you must realise that it is a privilege for you to serve your country at this level, as the aviation industry is one place where adherence and commitment to rules and standards are applied strictly to the letter,” Sirika said.
Similarly, the Managing Director, FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu had earlier admonished the graduands to let their commitment to honour, respect, and devotion to duty be second to none. Yadudu said that the career was much more than a job, but a calling.
Yadudu said in his earlier statement; “There is no doubt that the period you have spent during your training has considerably prepared you both in learning and character to become ambassadors of not only your your service and FAAN. It has also prepared you to be that that of the country, in the eye of all airport users, both local and foreign.”