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Protocol Officers, Police Orderlies Restricted from Lagos, Abuja Airports

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of our lives but most especially the way we think about travel. International airports have become a frontline for the fight against the spread of the virus.

In line with this, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has banned protocol officers and orderlies of dignitaries from accessing the airports except when they are travelling alongside their principals.

This comes at a time when Muslim members celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, the Feast of Sacrifice which is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar across the country.

The authority also assured all airport users that the nation’s airports are fully ready to play host to air travelers during and after the celebration.

In a press statement, the general manager, corporate affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu pointed out that in a quest to guarantee the safety of passengers from the deadly pandemic during Eid-El-Kabir commemorations, only travelling passengers will be allowed into the airports.

To ensure safe, healthy and seamless facilitation of our highly esteemed passengers during this celebration, the authority has put necessary safety measures in place, particularly with respect to the Covid-19 protocols laid down by relevant government agencies,” she said.

Additionally, Yakubu emphasized that other facilities are also operating optimally as she explained that airport security architecture has been strengthened to provide for the expected increase in passenger traffic at the airports.

 

By Joyce Mukucha

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