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FAAN To Commence Training Of Aviation Security, Firemen

Posted: Sep 26, 2015 at 12:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is set to commence intensive training of its Aviation Security (AVSEC), Airport Rescue and Firefighting personnel.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Eng Saleh Dunoma, disclosed this in Lagos during an inspection of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.

He explained that the strategy was geared towards promoting safety, security and airport excellence based on International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 14 Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) and Airport Council International (ACI) Best Practices.

According to Dunoma, “The first batch of 100 personnel drawn from the Aviation Security (AVSEC), Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) personnel are being shortlisted for the first batch, after which the other 600 personnel will follow suit.”

He stated that the capacity building would strengthen FAAN’s capacity at mitigating safety vulnerabilities identified by the evaluation observed by the regulators, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Meanwhile, Dunoma has expressed delight with the level of work at the new international terminal at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.

He made this remark during a working visit to the airport to supervise the on-going construction of the new international terminal.

Recalled that the Federal Government had embarked on the construction of five new international terminals at the nation’s five international airports including Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu.

Dunoma, while on follow-up to the Permanent Secretary’s earlier working tour to the airport, noted that the project was undertaken to increase the capacity of the affected airports while positioning them to be able to deliver efficient services at world-class standards, in order to maintain best practices as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

He assured the general public that FAAN would continue to upgrade the facilities at the nation’s airports to ensure security, safety and comfort of all airport users.