FAAN suspends airport officials for alleged extortion of passengers

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has confirmed the suspension of some officials for allegedly extorting a passenger at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.

Ms. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs, revealed this in a statement in Lagos on Saturday.

Yakubu said the action was in line with management’s determination to rid the nation’s airport of corrupt officials.

She said the officials are staff from the Authority’s Aviation Security and Customer Service departments and have been suspended.

He said the guard card of his Nigerian Immigration Service accomplice had been taken away.

Yakubu said the action was taken to deter other bad eggs in the system who are bent on tarnishing the country’s image.