The Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria FAAN says it has begun an investigation into allegations that some officials of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja were collecting bribe from passengers on evacuation flights.
There have been allegations that some of the airport officials demand bribe from the returnees for COVID-19 clearance. There have also been allegations that the officials collect bribe to help the returnees evade the mandatory COVID-19 test and isolation.
The Presidential Taskforce for COVID-19 had earlier announced that it has become mandatory for every returnee to undergo a compulsory COVID-19 test and go into a 14-day isolation to ensure they do not have the novel virus and also to prevent the spread of the novel virus.
In a statement released on Sunday, August 16 by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN said an investigation into the allegation has commenced.
”The recent allegation that some airport officials in Abuja were collecting money from returning passengers on evacuation flights is already being investigated by all agencies at the airport.” the statement read in part
FAAN in the statement advised passengers to desist from giving money to airport officials and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise.