FAAN explains grounds for suspending suspected erring staff

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Saturday, said it had suspended some of its staff who were allegedly caught extorting passengers at the airport.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Herrietta Yakubu, said the On Duty Card of the officials, identified as staff of the Aviation Security and Customer Service departments of the Authority and their accomplice from the Nigeria Immigration Service had been withdrawn.

Yakubu said, “In line with management’s determination to rid other nation’s airport of corrupt officials, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria 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were immediately suspended, while the On Duty Card of their accomplice from the Nigeria Immigration Service has been withdrawn.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.”

Some staff of Arik Air, allegedly extorting passengers at the airport, were suspended by the management.