[By VICTOR NZE]
Just a day after the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced that the Abuja and Port Harcourt airports have received accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) in its Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation Programme, the Lagos facility has now joined the list of recipients.
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, weekend, became the latest recipient of the coveted award for best practices in the area of health safety compliance in the Covid-19 travel management.
A statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu Henrietta , said that certificate was presented to the MMIA, and reviewed by the ACI, which showed that providing a safe airport environment is the topmost priority.
This is in line with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.
The MMIA is the 3rd to be accredited in Nigeria Under this programme, after the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja and the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Omagwa, in Rivers State, respectively.
FAAN recently beefed up safety protocols at airports, following the new wave of COVID -19 and a monitoring team was set up for each Airport to drive total compliance.
This is in accordance with ACI Airport Health Accreditation Programme, which is designed to reassure the travelling public of the safe precautions being taken to reduce any risks to their health as well as maintaining secure airport facilities.