FAAN installs baggage scanner at Ilorin airport


By Matthew Denis

In a bid to ensure safety at the airport, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has installed a baggage scanner machine at the Ilorin International Airport.

The machine will replace the manual search on passengers’ luggage by the Aviation Security at the airport.

The machine is positioned adjacent the airlines ticketing and check- in point within the departure lounge of the terminal building.

The aviation security staffs were seen monitoring the passage of baggage through the machine with the aid of computer systems.

Speaking on the development on Friday, the Airport Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim AbdulAzeez said the scanner had earlier been installed at the airport but developed fault.

“The machine has been there for long but was faulty and taken for repairs. After the repairs it was again installed,” he explained.

According to him, the essence is to enhance safety and security measures at the airport and also to save time during checking.

Abdul-Azeez stressed that the scanner was installed towards implementing the Executive Order recently issued by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

“It will also assist the operations of other agencies at the airport, making them more efficient,” the airport manager submitted.

He added that FAAN is committed to putting all necessary measures in place in line with international aviation standards and best practices.

He also called on the public to cooperate with the agency in ensuring safety of lives at the airport.

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