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FAAN begins fumigation of Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has commenced fumigation of International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt ahead of the reopening of flight operations in Nigeria.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, made this known on Tuesday, May 19, in a statement in Lagos.

Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise was in line with the efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world.

The FAAN official said though, it was not yet clear when the ban on flights would be lifted, the authority was taking the proactive steps.

“This is to ensure the safety of passengers and other airport users when the airports eventually reopen.

“In March this year, the authority embarked on a similar exercise of disinfection and fumigation of all the international airports,” she said.

1st News had reported that the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, had in April announced the extension of ban on flight operations by four weeks.

Meanwhile, the House of Reps has resolved to investigate the Managing Director of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, for insubordination and gross misconduct.

The Reps also mandated the Committees on Power; Financial Crimes; and Anti-corruption to investigate the alleged indictment of Ms. Amobi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; Independent Corrupt Practices Commission; as well as the office of the Auditor-General for the Federation.

This resolution followed a motion of matters of urgent public importance moved by Muhammed Ali Wudil from Kano state; the Chairman, House Committee on Power, as well as six others.

Wudil accused the MD of disrespecting the committee during an oversight visit; an offence, which according to him is against the standing order of the House.

“Several anti-corruption agencies among which are the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission; and the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation have earlier indicted the Managing Director, Ms Marilyn Amobi for corruption and mismanagement; and despite the present Administrations fight against corruption, she still remains in office with attendant damages to the Agency and the Power Sector in general’” the motion reads.

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