How we will reduce security checkpoints at airports – FAAN, NSA | Read More 


How we will reduce security checkpoints at airports – FAAN, NSA | Read More 


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has said it is collaborating with the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA to reduce the number of security checkpoints at airports in the country.

This follows complaints by travellers who have bemoaned the delays caused by multiple physical security checks.

Speaking with newsmen over the weekend, the Managing Director of FAAN, Olubunmi Kuku said the agency and the office of the NSA have agreed to carry out short and long-term measures to address the issue.

Part of the measures will include the creation of a joint coordination room where all the agencies can perform the necessary checks by monitoring CCTV cameras.


She said, “On the issues of the checking of baggage, it borders me so much and that was the first inquiry that I made when I assumed office. As far back as 2011 and 2012 when I was in the industry, I have worked on this with the former Minister.


“It goes beyond FAAN, a lot of those agencies, Customs, NDLEA, Quarantine, Agriculture, we now have EFCC, we have almost everybody at the airports, we had Executive order 001 during the Buhari administration to move them out under the then Vice President office, now we have the National Single Window, I have personally sat with the NSA over the last five weeks to have conversations with him as to how we will streamline the facilitation.”

“We have agreed on a few things, the first one is a short-term intervention where we reduce the number of agencies at the airports.

“The second is the longer term, a joint coordination room, we do have cameras, so we are asking all of those agencies, depending on what it is they are looking for to move to the joint coordination room to look at the cameras and observe and for those that are more concerned with the baggage, they can move down to where we load the bags.”