AIRPORT SECURITY PERSONNEL TO BEAR ARMS SOON

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said Aviation Security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, would soon be licensed to carry arms to complement other agencies in combating security threats.

Sirika said discussion was at its final stage for approval, noting that it would further strengthen the integrity of the airports in view of the growing threats to the aviation industry.

The minister also noted that rebranding of Aviation Security personnel was important towards making its personnel more professional and customer-friendly to meet up with the initiative of the Ease of Doing Business.

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