FAAN alleges theft of airports runway lighting facilities

Photo; pwlimited

Photo; pwlimited

THE Director of Airport Operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Henry Omeogu, has alleged that staff of the agency who work at the runways and airsides (restricted areas of aircraft movement) may have aided the stealing of cables and bulbs that provide light to the runways, thereby jeopardising the smooth landing of aircraft at the runways of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and others.

He said the agency spent huge amount of money replacing the missing cables that are critical equipment and apparently stolen by those mandated to oversee their safety and ensure no foreign object finds its way into the runways of the airports.

He disclosed that both the actions and the in-actions of the personnel often result in serious incidents involving IRS, HAK, Emirates and FirstNation aircraft collusion either while landing or taxing along the taxiways and taxi lanes.

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