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FAAN investigates alleged cash demands made by Abuja airport’s officials

Following the cash demand allegations levied against some officials of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, by returning passengers of evacuation flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has urged all passengers to resist and report such requests on the spot to airports’ authorities.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the aviation authority shared via it’s Twitter handle on Sunday.

FAAN explained that all COVID-19 measures put in place at the airports are free for passengers and does not attract any charges, as an investigation is on-going by all agencies at the airport.

It stated, “The Authority will also like to use this medium to appeal to passengers to always ensure adherence to all safety and security measures at the airports.

“As the nation’s airports begin to reopen gradually for flight operations, we advise passengers to desist from giving money and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise.”

It emphasised that there is no aspect of its services at the airports that are being paid for by cash.

“Arriving passengers are expected to have gone through the COVID-19 test before boarding their flights from ports of departure, therefore they should not pay any money whatsoever to any airport official for the purpose,” it added.

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