Africa: Nigeria’s Abuja and Port Harcourt Airports receives Health Accreditation Certificate from Airports Council International

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The Airports Council International (ACI) has accredited two of Nigeria’s International Airports, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa, under the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

According to aviationages.com, the international body recognized the effort of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in aligning airports’ health measures in the fight against Covid-19 in accordance with ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations.

The global airports body, ACI on the certificates writes: “This certificate recognizes your airport’s commitment to prioritizing health and safety measures in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines along with industry best practices.”

According to Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager Corporate Affairs of FAAN: “The Airport health accreditation programme is designed to assess how aligned airports health measures are with the ACI and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.”

She further expressed the efforts put in place by the management of FAAN under the leadership of the Managing Director, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu. “Both the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Port Harcourt International Airport have become the 1st and 2nd respectively to be accredited in this programme.

This follows efforts by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), led by the Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, and the Management team to ensure the safety and security of all travelers and Airport users.”

FAAN recently beefed up safety protocols at all Airports, following the new wave of Covid-19, and a monitoring team was set up for each Airport to drive total compliance. This is in line with the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation Programme, which is designed to reassure the travelling public of the safe precautions being taken to reduce any risks to their health as well as maintaining secure Airport Facilities.

 

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