The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it will not shutdown the Kaduna International Airport, in spite of Saturday’s attack on its workers.
Its Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, made the clarification during an oversight visit by the Senate Committee on Aviation to various airport agencies in Lagos.
Yadudu said the management of FAAN, Lagos State Government and the various security agencies would not relent in their efforts at ensuring the safety of human and equipment at all the nation’s airports.
He said FAAN had already beefed up security networks in all the nation’s airports.
According to him, the current attack will not discourage FAAN from clamping down on any heinous crime anywhere within the sector.
“This incident is entirely different from closing down the airport. It is a security concern that we have at our staff quarters.
“A lot of our staff do not even live in these quarters. If there is need for us to close it, we will close it, but this is even far away from it.
“There is no need for that drastic action; just small percentage of our members of staff stay in the staff quarters; the rest are all living in the town.
“You can see that the staff quarters are fenced. We are taking appropriate measures, but like I said, we just have to improve to counter these challenges.
“Though, the fence was broken, but somehow, somewhere, things happened, and now it is time for us to counter as we have been doing always,” he said.
Yadudu insisted that FAAN had since 2020 further beefed up security at the various airports across the country, which he said had foiled attacks in the sector.