ICAO, WHO to inspect health facilities at Lagos airport

Lagos Airport

Lagos Airport

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) will on Monday inspect health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Fan Ndubuoke, General Manager (Public Affairs), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Sunday in Lagos.

The statement quoted the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, as saying that the visit is to evaluate the level of emergency medical preparedness at the airport.

Usman said the visit, which would end on Tuesday, June 23, was to guide the two international organisations in offering training and other assistance to nations and airports in Africa.

The statement recalled that the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa had generated great concern worldwide and the attention on the aviation sector had become necessary to check diseases linked to air travel.

It said that the international agencies would inspect the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Aerial Control Centre (ACC), the Air Traffic Control Tower, Designated Aircraft Parking positions and the Airport and Emergency Operations Centre.

The statement also said that other areas to be visited were the Passenger Screening Locations and facilities, Suspect Case and Contacts Interview and Assessment locations and facilities, among others.

It quoted the NCAA Director-General as urging all stakeholders to ensure maximum cooperation with the visiting team.

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