By Patrick Aigbokhan
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has re-stated it’s readiness for the certification of major airports in the nation by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
In a statement released at the Authority’s Headquarters in Lagos, signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, the Authority stated that five major international airports viz Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu have been slated for certification in quick succession.
The statement read, “Pending gaps have been closed already and safety has been our driving force all through the preparatory stage. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport will be the first in line for certification, while Abuja will follow and the other three will also follow.”
While also expressing confidence that the airports will come out in flying colours, the Authority noted that the successful completion of this process will drastically reduce the high cost of insurance and also place the airports in good pedestal, while also ensuring effectiveness and efficiency.