FAAN Seeks Cooperation Of Airline Operators 

Yemisi Izuora 

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Capt Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu yesterday conveyed a meeting with Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and Airline Operating Committee, AOC, in Lagos, where he sought cooperation from the body.

 At the meeting Yadudu also re-affirmed the Authority’s commitment to the improvement of services at all airports.

The Managing Director, said the AON and AOC are primary stakeholders of the Authority which informed engaging them first among numerous others and assured them that the new management will be open to advice and constructive criticisms.

He promised that the Authority will concentrate on delivering structured, time-bound, sustainable and improved services to all stakeholders.

Speaking further, he said, “FAAN is already taking bold steps in addressing gaps in our processes and procedures by collaborating with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through its Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program” and therefore requested the associations to nominate two members to work in a committee that will be constituted immediately alongside FAAN officials to drive the delivery of improved services at our airports.

The Chairman of AON, Mr. Nogie Meggison, who spoke on behalf of the airlines congratulated the new MD on his appointment. saying that as an aviator, his appointment is a round peg in a round hole, he pledged the support and cooperation of airline operators towards delivering improved services at the airports, and helping FAAN to develop the Lagos airport into a hub.

Present at the meeting were the Authority’s directors of Engineering Services, Engr Salisu Daura, Finance & Accounts, Mrs. Nike Aboderin, Human Resources, Mr. Honorius Anozie, Security Services, Rtd Group Captain U.S.A. Sadiq, Airport Operations, Mrs. Jumoke Oni, Legal Adviser, Dr. Clifford Omozeghian.

Also in attendance we’re the Chairman Medview Airline, Alhaji M. A. Bankole, Chairman Air Peace Airline, Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman Overland Air, Capt Edward Boyo, Station Manager, British Airways, Mrs. Adetoun Odejinmi, amongst several others.

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