The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has listed the six agencies approved to interface with passengers at the country’s airports henceforth. In a “Public Notice” issued, FAAN informed airlines, passengers and the general public of the new development.
The Public Notice reads: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby serves notice to Airlines, passengers and the general public that in compliance with the provisions of the Executive Order recently approved by the Presidency, only the under-listed security agencies have been given approval to interface with passengers at our Terminals.”
The affected agencies are: Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS), The Nigerian Customs Services (NCS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), State Security Services (SSS), Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) and Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS).
As a result, the Authority has reconfigured the affected agencies’ orientation at the airports as follows: Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) will now operate at Arrival and Departure halls; Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) will operate at the Arrival Hall only; the State Security Services (SSS) and Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS) will operate at the Cargo Terminals only, while the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, (EOD) will be operating at the baggage hall.
Consequently, all agencies required by law to be on uniform while on duty must be fully kitted at all times with their name tags conspicuously visible and must remain within the confines of their responsibilities.