Lapses of Security Operatives at the Nation’s Airports must be addressed – Oluga
It is hightime we addressed the lapses of Security Operatives at our Airports before it gets out of hands.
This motion was moved yesterday, 11th March, 2020, by Hon. Akin Alabi, a member representing Ona-Ara/Egbeda Federal Constituency in the House of Reps, and it was supported by Hon. Taiwo Oluga representing Irewole/Ayedaade/Isokan in the House of Representatives.
One will note that one of the regulations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) provides that liquid above 100ml are prohibited beyond the check points, despite this clear regulation, passengers are still allowed to carry drinks, water etc, into planes, even after having supposedly been checked by the security operatives.
Cognizant that the rules and regulations were put in place to secure the lives of airline passengers and their breaches pointedly indicate lapses in the work ethics of the airports security operatives.
“We are aware that some security officers at the airports are overwhelmed by the overbearing attitudes of some elites or public office holders, who by reason of their status and/or positions refuse to comply with basic rules and regulations. We equally regrets that those unruly behaviours by certain individuals are accommodated by some security personnel who in a bid to obtain favour(s) forget that no one is above the law.”
Mrs Oluga is concerned that those lapses in security are the probable causes of security incidences which have now become major concerns in the airports across the nation.
The house therefore resolved to:
- Urge the Aviation Security (AVSEC) to improve the training and orientation of its security personnel;
- Urge the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to ensure that equipment necessary for effective and efficient screening of passengers are provided and are in proper working conditions;
- Mandate the Committee on Aviation to ensure compliance.