FAAN declares war on Airport extortion

Olatunde Oluwasola|

As Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has warned against bribery and extortion at airports nationwide, assuring travellers of a seamless journey.

In a statement, Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs Obiageli Orah, assured Nigerians of a hitch-free travel experience, saying: “FAAN assures Nigerians of a very seamless travel through our airports this Salah festive season.”

Orah encouraged travellers to arrive early at the airport, saying: “International travellers must be at the airport three hours before departure, while local travellers must arrive about two hours before the flight schedule.”

She warned against engaging touts and encouraged passengers to respect rules and regulations, saying: “Do not give bribes or encourage extortion. Respect rules and regulations in respect of carriage of prohibited articles, liquids, and gel.”

The Managing Director of FAAN, Mrs Olubunmi Kuku, had earlier warned staff and government agencies operating at airports that FAAN would punish anyone found culpable of bribery or extortion.

With the assurance of a seamless travel experience, Nigerians can now celebrate Eid-el-Kabir without worrying about airport hassles.

About Olatunde Oluwasola

Olatunde Oluwasola Abel is student of English and Political Science in the NCE Program, but currently pursuing B.A in English Education. He is a music minister, playwright, prolific poet, teacher, freelance journalist and entrepreneurer. He is currently the Social Media Manager and South West Correspondent at National Telescope Newspaper. He is currently a single.

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