Robots adorn Abuja airport as it reopens

Robots adorn Abuja airport as it reopens

The Nigerian Federal government has deployed profiling Robots to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport; this, done as part of the reopening process Post COVID-19

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), during the weekend, held dry run simulations exercises at domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos.

The whole exercise was aimed at assessing the readiness of the airports for reopening post-COVID-19; and was witnessed by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Minister of health, Presidential Task Force, Aliyu Sanni; Director-General, Nigerian Civil Association Authority, Musa Nuhu; Managing Director, as well as Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Rabiu Yadudu among others.

The exercise began in Abuja as passengers were taken through the Post COVID-19 departure rules; on their way to Lagos on a Boeing 737 Aerocontractors flight. In his remarks, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika expressed his delight at the level of facilities on the ground; adding that with the safety measure, including the robots, the airport is about 90% ready to open.

According to Sirika, domestic passengers will now be able to get the airports three hours before departure; while international passengers should be able to get to the airports about five hours before their flight.

This will ensure that all protocols, including safety marking, social distancing, hand sanitizing, baggage decontamination, scanning of personal items are carried out henceforth.

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