The Nigerian Federal government have deployed profiling Robots to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport 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, and Lagos.
The whole exercise was aimed at assessing the readiness of the airports for reopening post-COVID-19 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, 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, 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.