Airport executive orders ’60 percent implemented’ — FAAN (2017 News)

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday said the implementation of the Executive Order issued by Acting President Yemi Osibajo was on course and at 60 per cent.

A statement by Henrietta Yakubu, the agency’s spokesperson said Saleh Dunoma, FAAN’s Managing Director, said this while speaking about the status of implementation of executive order on the “Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria” at various airports around the country.

“We are at various stages of the implementation and we are working with all the security agencies and other stakeholders at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and indeed with other international airports around the country to make sure the Executive Order is implemented,” Mr. Dunona said.

“We have met 60 per cent of the requirements needed in order to make sure the Executive Order is implemented,” he added.

According to the FAAN boss, the agency had held series of meeting with the operators in the aviation sector.

He said, “So far, every agency is working on certain aspects as it concerns them.

“But FAAN, the overall supervisor of the operations at the airport is coordinating all this and of course, FAAN has certain things to do. We need to improve on some certain infrastructure.

“This infrastructure is being put in place so that other participating agencies will find it easy to implement their bit of the Executive Order,” he said.

On the level of cooperation from other agencies, Mr. Dunoma said: “So far, all the agencies at the airports are cooperating with us. We have agreed on certain number of things that we need to do.

“All the agreement based on the Executive Order are being implemented. A lot of things are going to happen tomorrow because we expect that most of the implementation will be done tomorrow (Tuesday).”

The FAAN MD said some timelines were chosen to better perfect the implementation, noting that it would give room for test running and corrections.

“We chose some timelines that (are) before the deadline given to us through the Executive Order, so that we can test run these systems and if there are issues, they will be corrected before the actual deadline given to us,” he said.