Lagos airport receives ACI health accreditation certificate

A day after the Nnamdi Azikiwe and the Port-Harcourt International Airports received their certificates of accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI), The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has also received its certificate from the ACI, making it three airports in Nigeria that have received international airport health accreditation programme.

Evidence was presented by the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), and reviewed by the Airports Council International (ACI), which showed that providing a safe airport environment is the topmost priority. This is in line with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.

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Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

The International Airport is the 3rd to be accredited in Nigeria Under this programme, after the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) and the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) respectively.

Spokeswoman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said this follows efforts by FAAN, led by the Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, and the Management team to ensure the safety and security of all travelers and Airport users.

FAAN recently beefed up safety protocols at all Airports, following the new wave of Covid-19, and a monitoring team was set up for each Airport to drive total compliance.

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This is in accordance with the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation Programme, which is designed to reassure the travelling public of the safe precautions being taken to reduce any risks to their health as well as maintaining secure Airport Facilities.

Wole Shadare