Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has tasked the federal government to nip in the bud the spate of bomb explosions in the country so that terrorists would not expand the scope of their operations to the nation’s airports.
Speaking in Lagios at the weekend, the Assistant Secretary General of AON, Alhaji Muhammed Tukur said all over the world, terrorists usually target the airports and condemned the dastardly bombing of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja last week.
Tukur urged security personnel to ensure they beef up security and increase surveillance to prevent people with sinister motives from causing problem in the area.
He said that the airlines had already stepped up their own internal security to ensure safety of life and property, and charged aviation workers to report any suspicious movement of persons .
He also urged all Nigerians to close ranks and support the federal government in providing security at all time, noting that “terrorism or act of terrorism has no colour and nobody knows where else terrorists are targeting.”
He decried the high cost of air fare, occasioned by the scarcity of aviation fuel, otherwise known as JET A1. He appealed to the federal government to set up a committee to look into the high cost of the commodity.
Tukur, who believed that government could tackle the problem the same way it did for the high cost of cement, said the committee should look intio the exploitative tendencies of the product’s marketers that have crippled the aviation industry.