Federal government is determined to provide adequate security at the nation’s airports, according to Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation, who said this in Abuja.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Committee on the Assessment of Security Situation in Nigeria’s Airports, the minister said recent happenings at the airports across the country were a source of concern, stressing that security of the airports was non-negotiable.
The committee, according to the minister, is charged with the responsibility to review aviation safety in Nigeria.
“The world we live in toady, with threat all over the place, an activity in the most remote part of the world can affect the entire world or position that is 1000 miles away.
“So in aviation, there is no room for error and security is extremely very important because we have seen how it has affected the world almost on a daily basis.
“Aviation is one, very universal in nature and very critical, security is number one in order of priority and importance and we take ours very seriously.
“As we all know, there has been several security breaches at the airports, which has brought embarrassment to the country both locally and internationally,’’ he said.
Disclosing the terms of reference, the minister listed identification of the deficiencies in the overall security performance in the whole of the airports as well as assessing the risk associated with such deficiency.
The committee was also expected to provide prioritised recommendations to assist individual airports in addressing those identified deficiencies.
Retired Air Commodore Hambali Tukur, who heads the committee, said members would justify the confidence reposed on them and added that they would bring their experiences to bear in the task.
The committee has 10 members with Mr Bello Ocheja, former General Manager, Aviation Security (AVSEC), as the secretary.

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