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FAAN arrests Arik Air worker for seeking bribe from passenger


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has arrested an Arik Air worker for allegedly seeking bribes from a passenger at the general aviation terminal, Lagos.

General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.

Yakubu confirmed that the on-duty card of the erring worker was withdrawn immediately, adding that she had been handed over to the relevant security agency for appropriate action to serve as a deterrent to others.

She said: “Officials were also directed to always wear conspicuous name tags anytime they are on duty.

“Airport managers have been directed to ensure that all stakeholders at the airports are properly sensitised on the new development as there will be no sacred cows.”

Barely a day ago, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) warned that bribe-seeking workers at Nigeria’s airports will be barred for life from working at the airport terminals across the country if caught.

The FAAN Managing Director, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja after an emergency meeting with FAAN’s management over rising cases of bribery at airports.

The development trailed a viral video shared by an American vlogger, Sabbatical, as he called out airport officials for requesting money at different points.

He described the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos as “extreme corruption”.

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