September 29 (THEWILL) – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) reiterated its commitment to passenger safety and the need to ensure that stakeholders in the air transport chain receive constant training.
This was revealed by FAAN MD Captain Rabiu Yadudu during Safety Week 2021 organized by Airports Council International (ACI) and held Tuesday at Murtala Mohammad International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
Yabudu, represented by Airport Manager, Murtala Mohammad International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, Ms. Victoria Shin-Aba, noted that safety is essential and can only be guaranteed when everyone observes safety practices.
He explained that trained staff are guaranteed to prevent accidents at airports, adding that well-trained staff equals safe passengers.
In her speech, Regional Director General, South West / Airport Manager, MMIA, Ms. Victoria Shin-Aba, said the theme for Safety Week, âTraining, Key to Business Resumptionâ is appropriate. and consistent with the challenges the world faces as a result of COVID-19. pandemic.
Ms. Shin-Aba revealed that ACI Africa has chosen September 2021 to celebrate Safety Week at all airports in Africa.
She said the goals of this year’s ACI Safety Week were to take an inclusive approach involving all internal and external stakeholders whose activities have had a direct or indirect impact on safety and to promote the culture airport security by sharing experiences and knowledge.
The MMIA boss noted that security week is unique. It made it possible to confront and collectively deal with the safety problems resulting from airside activities for the safety and regularity of flight operations.
Shin Aba said the airport used Safety Week to bring people together, inspire learning and share values ââand experiences in a pleasant atmosphere.
Training, she said, remains a critical requirement in the aviation industry, noting that training was also instrumental in restarting airport operations after the lockdown.
She revealed that all returning staff have undergone training after the long period of lockdown due to the global pandemic, adding that aviation industry stakeholders need to be regularly and properly trained for the safety and sustainability of business. .
She explained that after successfully handling airport operations after the lockdown, MMIA obtained airport health accreditation from ACI International, an approval aligned with FAAN’s commitment to protect the health and safety of passengers, staff and stakeholders during the pandemic and beyond.
Shin-Aba urged stakeholders to keep aviation safety as part of their responsibilities, as safety remains everyone’s business.