RECENTLY ADDED
Home > Latest News > Minister suspends top airport officials over security breach at Abuja airport

Minister suspends top airport officials over security breach at Abuja airport

[ad_1]

mimi

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has ordered the suspension of three top officials of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, over an incident involving Turkish Airlines at the airport.

The minister told  reporters in Abuja yesterday ,after listening to explanations by the airport officials on the incident which happened at about 11pm on December 24.

He said the ministry ordered thorough investigation to ascertain the cause of the breach and why the airline brought in passengers without their luggage.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),he stated that the action of the passengers, forcing their way into the tarmac and blocking the aircraft from taking off was a security breach which must not be condoned.

Sirika said:

“There has been an unfortunate incident where some agitated passengers of the Turkish Airlines arrived without their luggage making them to force their way into the tarmac which is a breach of security.

“The explanation given is not satisfactory because the primary purpose of the government is to ensure safety of lives and property of its citizens.

“The cardinal objective of this administration is to secure the country and manage it and we cannot fail in aviation and we cannot fail in this important assignment at a very important point.

“We have ordered for the investigation into the matter immediately and all the people that are manning the various places; Airport Manager, Terminal Manager and Head of Security, should handover to the next man in rank pending the outcome of the investigation.

“As to the airline also, the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been ordered to find out what happened, how compliant they are and deal with it accordingly.”

He added that the ministry was yet to get the flight manifest to be able to ascertain the number of passengers involved.

According to him, the passengers got agitated and got access into the prohibited area because there was security lapse.

Source : Gist Arena

[ad_2]
Source link

About Basil Ita

I’m Basil Ita Ekuson, a freelancer, a blogger with a passion for research. The owner of basilita.com. Basil Ita mainly addresses the needs of small business owners that want to maximize their online visibility via internet marketing specifically solo ads, blogging, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, visual marketing and affiliate marketing. Via this particular blog, I share my thoughts on HOW TO related issues, and some TIPS. My goal is to help as many people as I can to live laptop fantasy lifestyle… Feel free to drop me a line or ask me a question!

Check Also

Shocking! Man Spotted Lifting A Heavy Trolley With His Teeth In Ikeja, Lagos (Photos)

[ad_1] A Facebook user shared the photo…could that be magic or what?.. The post Shocking! ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *