The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)has expressed preparedness for the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir and travels.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs,FAAN,Henrietta Yakubu,stated this in a statement issued on Monday that “to ensure safe, healthy and seamless facilitation of our highly esteemed passengers during this celebration, the Authority has put necessary safety measures in place, particularly with respect to the Covid-19 protocols laid down by relevant Government agencies.
“Other facilities are also functioning optimally, while our airport security architecture have been strengthened to provide for the expected increase in passenger traffic at the airports.
“While we advise intending passengers to make early preparations towards completing their travel requirements in good time, we also want to re-emphasise that protocol officers and orderlies of dignitaries will not be allowed into the airport except they are travelling alongside their principals. Only travelling passengers will be allowed into the airports.
Experts however say,there may be lower traffic at the airports owing to covid-19 restrictions placed on some popular festivities common with the season celebrated by Muslim faithfuls.