The Federal Airports of Nigeria, FAAN (FAAN), has carried out a simulation exercise at the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The exercise, according to a statement by Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs), general manager at FAAN, was aimed at demonstrating the Authority's readiness to ensure that all cases of aircraft emergencies would be controlled whenever the need arises.
Present at the event was Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, director of Airport Operations, FAAN, who noted that this exercise was meant to confirm that FAAN has the right equipment, manpower and strategy to perform its statutory duties. He emphasized that this exercise was also necessary in ensuring the certification of the airport.
Some of the agencies involved in the exercise were NCAA, NAHCO, NEMA, LASEMA, Nigerian Army, Port Health Services and Lagos State Response Unit.
"FAAN hereby assures airport users and the general public that it will continue to deliver on its core mandates of ensuring safety and security at the nation’s airports", the statement reads.