As part of measures to enhance security in Nigerian airports, the Federal Government has concluded plans to install state-of-the-art scanners at the nation’s airports nation-wide.
This was disclosed by Dr. Harold Demuren, Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), at a two-day International Summit organized by the Sun Newspapers Limited in Abuja.
According to him, the level of security at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos is very high hence they are a deterrent to terrorists.
On the menace of touting at the airports, Demuren noted that it was a direct fallout of the prevailing unemployment in the country. He, however, added that the airports authorities do arrest touts from time to time but that they always found their way.
On frequent cancellation of flights by various airlines, the NCAA director general blamed it on the airlines that accumulate the routes they do not have the capacity to service.
Demuren assured Nigerians and foreigners that with the latest deployment of equipment at the airports, travelers in and out of the country would be sure of their safety.