Posted by News Express | 20 January 2022 | 287 times
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has declared that commercial motorcycling around the Murtala Muhammed Airport axis remained prohibited.
In a statement issued by the spokesperson of the organisation, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in reaction to an earlier story published by a newspaper, raising the alarm that insecurity loomed as Okada riders took over the Lagos airport, Yakubu declared that there was no looming insecurity at the airport.
While insisting that the picture of okadas attached to the online story was not that of the Lagos airport or other airport in the country, the FAAN image-maker maintained that the Lagos airport was safe and secure.
“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.
“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, a good number of motorcycles have been seized again and will soon be transferred to Lagos State Government for crushing,” she said.
According to Yakubu, FAAN has a standing committee comprising officials from aviation security (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, however, reassured its 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. It is not in our national interest.”
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