The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in a press release, dated 26th November, 2021, announced the suspension of two of its officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, for allegedly extorting a passenger.
According to FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.), who signed the release, the suspended officials, are “staff of Aviation Security and Customer Service departments of the Authority.”
She said, their suspension will serve as “deterrent to other bad eggs in the system.”
The Press Release as issued by MMIA authorities:
November 26, 2021
PASSENGER EXTORTION; FAAN SUSPENDS AIRPORT OFFICIALS AT MMIA
In line with Management’s determination to rid the nation’s airport of corrupt officials, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apprehended and suspended some officials caught extorting a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The officials, who are staff of Aviation Security and Customer Service departments of the Authority were immediately suspended, while the On Duty Card of their accomplice from the Nigeria Immigration Service has been withdrawn.
This action was taken to serve as deterrent to other bad eggs in the system that are bent on tarnishing the image of the nation.
FAAN…… Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.
Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.)
General Manager, Corporate Affairs