The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has taken further steps to improve safety and security at the airports by installing additional modern security equipment, in line with the on-going transformation in the aviation sector.
According to Yakubu Dati, FAAN's spokesman, the Authority has installed seven brand new X-ray scanning machines at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, five at the cargo basement of the international terminal, one at the Hajj and Cargo terminal and another at the airport's domestic terminal 1. This is in addition to existing security equipment at the airport.
He said other airports in the county are also benefitting from the installation of new scanning machines, which include cargo screening machines, carry-on screening machines, hand-held metal detectors, 3-D body scanners, hold baggage screening machines and walk-through metal detectors.
This is coming as FAAN has received bashings following some security lapses in the airport.