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FAAN cracks down on Airport touts, establishes Courts for prosecutions

She pledged to eliminate such illegal activities to ensure a seamless and pleasant experience for travelers.

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FAAN cracks down on Airport touts, establishes Courts for prosecutions

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has intensified its efforts against extortion and illicit activities by touts at Nigerian airports.

FAAN’s Managing Director, Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku, announced this initiative during a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday.

Kuku highlighted that numerous reports had been received about touts harassing and extorting passengers. She pledged to eliminate such illegal activities to ensure a seamless and pleasant experience for travelers.

The Director of Special Duties, Henry Agbebire, will lead a dedicated committee to combat these issues.

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To enforce the zero-tolerance policy, magistrate courts will be established at international airports to expedite the prosecution of offenders.

Kuku also emphasized collaboration with all government agencies at the airports to ensure strict compliance with the new measures.

In addition, FAAN will set up dedicated phone lines and QR codes for passengers to provide feedback on their airport experience.

All airport personnel will be required to display their on-duty cards and name tags for easy identification and accountability.

This crackdown follows FAAN’s recent warning against bribes and extortion ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, aiming to assure travelers of a smooth and secure journey.

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