WEDNESDAY- 10th November, 2021: A staff of Arik airline who was caught soliciting for bribe from a travelling passenger at the General Aviation Terminal, Lagos, has been apprehended.
She was also handed over to relevant security agency for appropriate action, while the On Duty Card of the erring staff was immediately withdrawn.
This the airport authorities believe will serve as deterrent to others.
In the same vein, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN had an emergency meeting to address the incessant extortion of passengers by airport officials at the nation’s airports andto proffer solutions to address the situation.
In attendance were the MD/CEO, Directors of the Authority, Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Airport Managers and Airport Chiefs of Security.
Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.), General Manager, Corporate Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, “Recent embarrassing online videos where passengers complained of acts of extortion at the nation’s airport had necessitated the need to devise multi level strategies to curb the menace.
“The meeting also resolved that henceforth, any erring airport official caught soliciting for bribes at the nation’s airports will be permanently denied access to working at the airports. Officials were also directed to always wear conspicuous name tags anytime they are on duty.
“The MD/CE, Captain Yadudu further directed the Airport Managers to ensure that all stakeholders at the airports are properly sensitized on the new development as there will be no sacred cows.”