22 Airports Get Explosive Detectors

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As part of measures to boost safety and security at airports nationwide, the federal government has procured and deployed hi-tech 3-in-1 liquid, metal and explosive detection screening equipment at all Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) controlled airports.

The equipment has been deployed at 22 airports in the country. According to the spokesman of aviation parastatals, Mr Yakubu Dati, the equipment was procured between July 2001 and October 2013.

Dati said the deployment of the hi-tech security equipment became imperative as part of efforts by government to raise the bar in airport safety and security.

He said the equipment have been fully installed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

Dati said government has also procured over 46 fire tenders for FAAN to ensure adequate fire cover for the 22 airports in line with the requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).


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