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Executive Secretary of Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC, Rev Uja Tor Uja has described the
newly constructed Port Harcourt International Airport terminal as the best and cleanest in the world,
just as he advised the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to maintain a minimum standard and
not to compromise quality.
Uja gave the advice at a meeting with the management of FAAN in Port Harcourt recently.
“I like what I see and I think Port Harcourt Airport is one of the cleanest in the world and I have seen
many airports. This is one of the cleanest in the world and I want us to maintain that record.
"Usually when things fail it is we the officers on ground that make them fail but you as a professional if
you insist that this is a minimum standard everybody has to keep that standard especially when it is the
gateway to the world. From here we go to the world and from here we receive the world,” he stated.
The executive secretary added that the construction of Port Harcourt international terminal is an
announcement that Nigeria has come of age and there is the need to do everything possible to keep and
maintain the standard it has attained.
"I want to congratulate you for having the privilege to superintend this airport. I am hoping that you will
do enough advocacy to have this replicated in Enugu because this country needs a minimum of ten A
grade airports for each to function appropriately and spread across the entire nation."
He appealed to the management of FAAN to create a section for medical screening to enable the
commission determine pilgrims with medical challenges.
The NCPC boss admitted that some pilgrims are not medically fit and there is the need to double check
their health status to avoid emergency situations.
He called on the airport security operatives to be vigilant and assist in fishing out those who are fond of
infiltrating pilgrims with drugs at the airports.
“You have seen recently that there are some cabals working to infiltrate the pilgrimage industry with
drugs and even money laundering activities. As much as possible NCPC has been fighting this thing and
we are winning the war but we will like you to eliminate cabals at the airports.”
He called on well-meaning Nigerians to sponsor people for pilgrimage and the development of
infrastructure for the country to achieve a faster template of development instead of dumping the
money in another country.

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