The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied that Aviation Security (AVSEC) officers demand bribes before allowing airport users’ access into the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos contrary to speculations in some quarters, which has also be trending.
An online statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta and made available to Waka About Africa explained that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility.
The statement further explained that the authority might restrict or control access to the terminal sometimes to safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference at airports.
“FAAN advises that all passengers and airport users, who might want to transact some business at the airports not to give money to anyone to gain access into the airport and report related cases to appropriate authorities,” the statement reads.
FAAN, the statement said is committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort.
Recalled that some airports users had alleged that FAAN security officers were collecting bribe from them to access the international wing of the .Lagos airport terminal