The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured that there is adequate security at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, even as it added that commercial motorcycling at the airport has since been banned and remained so.
In reaction to a media report that there is looming insecurity at the airport due to okada riders (commercial motorcycling) FAAN in a statement by its General Manager Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said the airport is safe and secure.
“FAAN will like to use this opportunity to re-emphasise that commercial motorcycling around the airport axis has been prohibited, and remains so, as indicated by the various signages within and around the airport corridor.
“Enforcement of this policy has also been intensive and comprehensive. In the year 2021, a total of 69 motorcycles were confiscated and transferred to the Lagos State Government for crushing by the Aviation Security Department.
“Additionally, a good number of motorcycles have been seized again and will soon be transferred to Lagos State Government for crushing.
“FAAN has a standing committee comprising officials from AVSEC and other security agencies that are constantly patrolling to arrest erring operators, with a view to putting a final stop to this menace” she said