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FAAN suspends staff over extortion of passengers


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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended some of its staff over alleged extortion of passengers.

In a statement by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, today, FAAN said the suspension was in line with the management’s determination to rid the nation’s airport of corrupt officials.

FAAN said it apprehended and suspended some officials caught extorting a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The officials, the statement indicated, are staff of Aviation Security and Customer Service departments of FAAN.

It said they were immediately suspended, while the On Duty Card of their accomplice from the Nigeria Immigration Service has been withdrawn also.

FAAN said the action was taken to serve as a deterrent to other bad eggs in the system that are bent on tarnishing the image of the nation.


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