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We’ve scanners to detect Ebola – FAAN

Amid rising tensions of Ebola outbreak in some African countries, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured that it has scanners to detect any possible Ebola case at the airports.

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Manager, Mr. Mahmud Sani, gave the assurance yesterday in Abuja at the second anniversary celebration of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), aviation chapter.

He said all the facilities previously installed for Ebola screening at the airport are very intact, adding that airports, especially the international airports are safe.

Speaking on the safety and security of the airport during the festive period, Mr Sani said the airport, which was certified the safest in Africa recently, is still very safe for travellers and airport users.

He also stated that Abuja airport is ready for the yuletide traffic. Mr Sani appreciated the CILT member’s dedication to duty and urged them not to relent in their service.

In his remarks, Mr. Reynolds Shodeinde, who represented the CILT president, Mr. Ibrahim Jibril, said the chartered institute endorsed the aviation chapter of CILT as the fastest-growing cell of the entire CILT in Nigeria.

He stated that over the years, CILT has produced very outstanding professionals through well-thought-out long and short-term educational training and certification programmes.

He further noted that building capacity for efficient logistics and transport services in Nigeria is a cardinal objective in confronting the problems hindering the development of the country and this has led to the renovation of Aminu Kano International, Calabar, Enugu airports.

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