Fuel Tankers

The Federal Government on Friday issued a 48- hour ultimatum to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to relocate fuel tankers out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, citing concerns over safety and security.

To ensure compliance, all security agencies attached to the MMIA, including State Security Services, Nigerian Air Force, and others have been mobilised to ensure the fuel tankers are moved out of the airport before Wednesday, as they constitute an infraction to terminal operations.

Briefing journalists on Friday, the Director of Aviation Safety, FAAN, Mr. Wendel Ogunedo , said there is no going back on the relocation of the fuel tankers, many of which have broken down and could be a vulnerable target by people with sinister motives.

He said FAAN acting on the orders of the presidency would not like to see the fuel tankers along the way into the international terminal, as any spillage of inflammable liquid including aviation fuel could do huge damage to installations and houses around the airport.


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