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Stolen airport cables, bulbs: FAAN boss fingers personnel

Nigeria aviation scales ICAO safety audit

Airport personnel who have literally turned airport rats have been implicated over missing electrical cables and bulbs providing runway lightening at the airport.

Making this disclosure on Wednesday was the Director of Airport Operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Henry Omeogu.

Omeogu who spoke at a safety seminar in Lagos, said FAAN have had to incur huge cost to replace the pilfered items.
Omoegwu disclosed that the actions and the inactions of such personnel often resulted in serious incidents involving
IRS, HAK, Emirates and FirstNation aircraft which were either landing or taxing along the taxiways and taxi lanes.

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Omoegwu cited two incidents at the Port Harcourt airport recently when an aircraft landed and veered into the grass area having mistakenly taken a foreign object on the runway as the centre light because the bulbs malfunctioned and an airside driver who ignorantly drove a construction vehicle across the runway at the Enugu airport just to pick him up during an inspection tour of the facility.

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