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Nigeria: UN trains airport officers on counter terrorism

Nigeria: UN trains airport officers on counter terrorism


In a bid to improving Aviation Security in Nigeria, the United Nations recently trained (35)Aviation Security officers in the capital, Abuja.

The Managing Director, of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) Saleh expressed that human capacity development is the surest way to meet the highest standards of professionalism and best industry practices, as well as continuous training and retraining of its members of staff, in line with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He made this disclosure in Abuja at the graduation ceremony of the (35) Aviation Security officers.

The training was organized by the REDLINE ASSURED SECURITY; on Counter Terrorism tagged ‘Train the Trainer Course 19’ and lasted four months.

Speaking at the event was the Honourable Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who expressed a deep sense of fulfillment with the exercise and said further he will continue to do everything within his powers to encourage and promote knowledge development in every facet of the industry.

He also promised to empower the graduands in every way legally possible, including equipping them with light arms.

Also speaking the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ad Interim Mohammed Fall commended the Government of Nigeria for her significant effort in improving Aviation Security in the current context of the country. He added that this would boost global confidence, especially in doing business with the country.

Earlier, the Managing Director of FAAN, , who was represented at the event by the Authority’s Director of Security Services, Group Captain USA Sadiq admonished the graduating officers to efficiently apply the knowledge and make a personal commitment to excel in their chosen careers.

He also said that the career path is crucial especially it boarders around safety and security of lives and properties.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates to the graduands by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation.

In his closing remarks, the MD re-assured that FAAN will continue to invest in its human while congratulating all graduands for their excellent performance.

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