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Do Not Pay Any Money To Airport Officials - FAAN

Do Not Pay Any Money To Airport Officials - FAAN

Passengers have been asked to report any airport official that solicits money from them, states the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The directive was given on Sunday in a statement issued by the General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu.

Yakubu, in the statement, urged all Nigerians and passengers not to give in to the demands of airport officials who request for money in whatever form.

This comes as the country reopens the nation's airports for the commencement of flight operations.

In the statement, she said that once a passenger has gone through a COVID test before they board their flights, they do not need to pay any money to any official of the airport for issues relating to COVID-19 test.

She went further to state that the authority had no extra service placed at the airport that "attracts any charges."

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The statement read, “Arriving passengers are expected to have gone through the COVID-19 test before boarding their flights from ports of departure, therefore, they should not pay any money whatsoever to any airport official for the purpose.

“All COVID-19 measures put in place at the airports are free for passengers and does not attract any charges."

Yakubu noted that stories of officials demanding money from passengers had filtered to the authority, citing instances of officials collecting money from evacuees.

An investigation into the claims has been launched, she stated, appealing to passengers to comply with all security and safety measures put in place at the airports, as the authority is dedicated to the safety and security of passengers.

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