Airport Authority Installs Seven New Scanners at MMA

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has installed installed seven brand new X-ray scanning machines at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, five at the cargo basement of the international terminal, one at the Hajj and Cargo terminal and another at the airport’s domestic terminal 1, FAAN spokesman, Mr. Yakubu Dati, has said.
This he said is in addition to existing security equipment at the airport.
He said all the other airports in the county are also benefitting from the installation of these new scanning machines, which include cargo screening machines, carry-on screening machines, hand-held metal detectors, 3-D body scanners, hold baggage screening machines and walk-through metal detectors.
“These scanners will help to ensure increased security surveillance of outgoing baggage destined for aircraft bulk hold. This is in addition to the CCTV cameras installed within the airports, which will ensure that illegal or unapproved luggage are not loaded onto the aircraft. It will also help check pilfering of luggage” he said.
He said the provision of these new security equipment was also necessitated by the expansion and remodelling of airports, the structural designs of which were altered.
Source: Daily Trust

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