Airline Worker Nabbed Soliciting Bride From Passenger At Lagos State Airport.
Arik airline staff was nabbed while soliciting bribe from a traveling passenger at the General Aviation Terminal in Lagos, just days after the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria held an emergency meeting over the unrelenting extortion of passengers by airport officials at the country’s airports.
The straying staff’s On Duty Card was revoked before being handed over to the appropriate security agency for action. In a statement, FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) confirmed the arrest.
The statement was as follows:
“Recent embarrassing online videos where passengers complained of acts of extortion at the nation’s airport had necessitated the need to devise multi level strategies to curb the menace.
“The meeting also resolved that henceforth, any erring airport official caught soliciting for bribes at the nation’s airports will be permanently denied access to working at the airports. Officials were also directed to always wear conspicuous name tags anytime they are on duty.
“The MD/CE, Captain Yadudu further directed the Airport Managers to ensure that all stakeholders at the airports are properly sensitized on the new development as there will be no sacred cows.”