Lagos airport holds emergency simulation exercise

By Eunice Usman

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN on Friday stated that an emergency simulation exercise is presently taking place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

General Manager of Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said in a statement that the exercise is an operational requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO for the aerodrome.

Yakubu noted that the exercise is also aimed at ascertaining the airport’s preparedness level in real-life emergency situations.

According to the statement: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN wishes to inform passengers, airlines and the general public that the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, is presently holding an emergency simulation exercise.”

It said, “The exercise, which is an operational requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO for aerodromes is aimed at ascertaining the level of preparedness of the airport in real-life emergency situations.

“Consequently, the Authority will like to appeal to the public, especially those residing around the airport not to entertain any fear, as the exercise is only a mock.”

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