Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has refuted the allegation that it denied the wife of the former President, Dame Patience Jonathan access to the VIP lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Monday July 27, 2015.
A statement signed by the general manger public affairs of FAAN, Yakubu Dati explained that no such thing happened as Dame Jonathan like other family members of former Presidents and other designated principal officers of government are officially entitled to the usage of airport VIP and Protocol lounges under the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
Dati stated further that the Authority holds the former First Lady in high esteem, being the wife of our former President and therefore, could not have done anything that would suggest disrespect for her person.
According to him, “the former First Lady’s convoy was only denied access to the foot of the aircraft during boarding formalities at the airport in line with international aviation best practices, strictly for safety and reasons as prescribed by International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, our security officials explained this fact to details of the former First Lady.”
Dati concluded that, “we wish to recall that former President Goodluck Jonathan R in his recent trips from the same airport, has had to walk to the aircraft from the protocol lounge in recognition of this ICAO regulation.”

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