The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA Captain Muhtar Usman has charged the new Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, CP Taiwo Lakanu to stop the incessant cases of stowaways at the airports.
Capt. Usman who said this while receiving the new commissioner of Police at his Aviation House Office expressed concern over the security challenges at the airport, especially the stowaway cases, crowd control and touting at the terminals.
He urged the Police Chief to ensure that all hands are on deck and to deploy his entire arsenal to curb this menace that is capable of creating negative impression on the safety of the industry.
Captain Usman added that security and safety are the hallmark of the global aviation industry therefore should not be compromised in any form.
He stated that this has become more important as Nigeria is preparing for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Security Audit very soon.
He stressed the need for the Regulatory Authority and Airport Police Command to work together to ensure impregnable security network within and around the airports.
‘As far as ICAO is concerned, Nigeria is to be audited and we are expected to meet the ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs)’.
The DG further advocated for continuous surveillance on the movement of passengers at the ramp.
He promised to ensure the provision of CCTV Cameras, patrol vans and other security equipment to assist in exterminating touting and insecurity around the airport.
Usman recalled his warm relationship with the CP’s predecessor and pledged to sustain same with the new one for the good of the industry.
He called on the Police boss to bring to his attention any impediment to his assignment.
In his response, CP Lakanu thanked the DG and assured him that the command will carry out regular patrol and surveillance around the airports.

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