As airways demand restriction of flights to Lagos, Abuja airports
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday visited the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) for evaluation of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN’s) screening of passengers for coronavirus, insisting that members of workers shouldn’t present bias of their operations.
Although, he expressed satisfaction over what was on floor, he tasked the administration and workers of FAAN to make sure that all passengers with no exception and irrespective of their standing as crucial personalities (VIPs) have been correctly screened.
Sanwo-Olu mentioned what he noticed must be the minimal normal, insisting that the workers members ought to proceed to be dedicated and patriotic, as they wanted to do it for his or her fatherland, including nevertheless, that they need to not stigmatised within the course of.
He mentioned he determined to pay a working go to to the airport to point out that the workers members weren’t alone, because the state authorities was involved and in assist of their efforts.
The governor added that as a authorities, it might not give something to probability, particularly because the state has recorded a 3rd index case.
Earlier, Acting Managing Director of FAAN, Muktar Mute, counseled the governor for the go to, saying it might function an ethical booster to the members of workers.
Meanwhile, in a bid to include the lethal virus, airline operators yesterday urged the Federal Government to limit all worldwide flights to the Lagos and Abuja airports for correct screening of potential carriers of coronavirus.
The operators, beneath the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), additionally demanded complete journey restriction for international nationals of nations which have been confirmed to have over 100 circumstances of Covid-19.
Rising from a gathering with aviation regulatory our bodies the place the worldwide unfold sample was reviewed, the stakeholders have been unanimous that the Federal Government wanted to be extra proactive to forestall a significant disaster in Nigeria.
The place adopted extra drastic management measures already taken in Ghana, Chad, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, South Africa, Guinea, Angola, Morocco, Tanzania, and South Africa, which have restricted flight operations from Covid-19 high-risk nations.
Chairman of AON, Capt. Nogie Meggison, mentioned Nigeria was about the one nation in Africa that has but taken a decisive motion to cease the influx of the virus into itsshores.
“We can say that if the situation escalates in Nigeria other countries would not hesitate to stop us from flying into their domains. We appeal to the government to put Nigeria first at this time and act immediately by restricting travels into the country as long as the threat lasts,” Meggison mentioned.