AVIATION, SECURITY AGENCIES TO TIGHTEN SECURITY AROUND AIRPORTS
Saturday, November 17, 2018

AVIATION, SECURITY AGENCIES TO TIGHTEN SECURITY AROUND AIRPORTS

END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATIONS

AVIATION, SECURITY AGENCIES TO TIGHTEN SECURITY AROUND AIRPORTS

All aviation agencies and the relevant security apparatus have resolved to tighten security within and around all the nation’s airports during the end of the year festivities.

This resolution was arrived at in recognition of the seasonal upsurge in the volume of activities at all airports across the country. At this period it is not unusual to see heightened inbound diaspora passengers into the country and the corresponding travels within Nigeria to celebrate with loved ones and families.

This was the outcome of a second meeting by the members of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee held at the NCAA Conference Room, Aviation House, Ikeja, Lagos, Thursday, 15th November 2018.

The committee is the highest policy making organ for security in Civil Aviation in Nigeria. It was established in conformity with the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP) of Nigeria and ICAO Annex 17 on Aviation Security.

At the meeting, deliberations were focused on all necessary steps to ensure adequate security arrangements at all the airports in Nigeria during the yuletide.

The committee comprises of relevant aviation agencies, Heads of the Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Police, Customs Service and Directorate of State Security (DSS).

Others are National Intelligence Agency (NIA), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Quarantine Services.