FAAN orders removal of aircraft from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has ordered airline operators and aircraft owners to relocate their aircraft from the General Aviation Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, to another airports.
FAAN, in a circular dated May 8, and issued on Tuesday, stated that the May 29 presidential inauguration is a high security event, and that safety and security must be enhanced.
The circular with reference number reads: FAAN/ABJ/NAIA /RGM/NC/AM/1000/VOl-1 signed by the Regional General Manager (North Central) and NAIA Airport Manager, Kabir Mohammed, reads:
“This is to inform you of a need to temporarily relocate your aircraft to alternate airports due to upcoming Presidential inauguration slated for May 29th 2023.
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“The Presidential inauguration is a high security event, and in order to ensure the safety and security of parties involved, it has become necessary to temporarily relocate all aircraft parked at the GAT to alternate airports.
“To this end, you are kindly requested to relocate your aircraft on or before 22 May, 2023.
“We understand that this may cause some inconvenience for you, however, the safety and security of all individuals involved in this event are our top priority. We believe that this temporary relocation is the best course of action in line with best international practices.”