The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) are to increase collaboration with all relevant agencies to strengthen security at the nation’s airports.
The NCAA General Manager and Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development in Lagos on Tuesday.
Passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound Azman Air flight were thrown into panic on Friday as a Nigerien climbed the aircraft, while it was about to take off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Adurogboye explained that the collaboration was to forestall a similar occurrence of the security breach that happened at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) last Friday morning.
“After a review of the preliminary report submitted by FAAN to the regulatory authority and further investigation by NCAA, FAAN has been advised to provide additional security patrol vehicles at the airside.
“Meanwhile, the NCAA and other relevant agencies would continue to work together towards ensuring adequate security at all the nation’s airports,” he said. (NAN)