Aviation Minister Issues A 2 Week Ultimatum For The Eradication Of Airport Touting

The Hon. Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has given the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), a two week ultimatum to evict touts from the airport environment.

The Minister who gave this directive today at the launching of the Anti-Corruption Intervention in the Aviation Sector, an ICPC Initiative said that “a mobile court for the airport would be requested for from the Lagos state government, where defaulters of airport rules would be tried and sanctioned immediately”. He promised to provide more CCTV cameras at the airports, to enhance security surveillance.

The Minister, who described the airport as a major point of interaction, directed FAAN to provide him with detailed requirements for making airports across the country more customer friendly. He encouraged all airport staff to work hard to create the best impression to airport users, revealing that incentives would be given to staff of airports who model the expected standard at their duty post.

Chief Chidoka added that “Nigeria is a fertile ground for economic growth and investment and all aviation workers need to work hard to create the right impression at all airports across the country”.

The Chairman ICPC, Mr Ekpo Nta, in his own remark stated that “this initiative was born out of the need to strengthen the ethical conduct of airport staff and all airport users across the country”.

The event was attended by officials of all aviation Parastatals under the ministry of aviation, stakeholders and other government agencies at the airport at which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Aviation and ICPC.

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