- The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has warned politicians against violation of safety and security rules at airports
- The public was also warned by the agency to abide by these security rules
- The agency issued the warning after loyalists of Senator Aliyu Wamakko invaded restricted areas of Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto state during his homecoming
As the 2019 general elections approach, politicians in Nigeria have been cautioned by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) against violating safety and security rules at the airports.
The Cable reports that the warning comes after some political supporters of Senator Aliyu Wamakko broke through security barriers and invaded the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto on Friday, August 3 to welcome him home.
NAIJ.com Wamako, who is an ex-governor of Sokoto state and the lawmaker representing Sokoto North in the upper chamber, was welcomed by a mammoth crowd on his homecoming.
The general manager, corporate affairs at FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, described the incident as unfortunate.
She said in a statement: “The unfortunate incident, which occurred on Friday, August 3, 2018, is a gross violation of the security and safety arrangements at the airport, as thousands of political loyalists violently accessed restricted areas at the airport, breaking down the airport fence in the process and resisting all security mechanisms in place.
“However, our team of aviation security officers were able to curtail the situation and normalcy was restored at the airport.
“As the 2019 general elections are drawing closer, the authority will like to advise the general public, especially politicians and their supporters, to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations at the airports, as we will not compromise security and safety at our airports for any reason.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the senator representing Sokoto North senatorial district, Aliyu Wamakko, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, said President Muhammadu Buhari was struggling to meet up with the expectations of Nigerians.
also said that the challenges facing Nigeria were complex for any individual to handle. While stating that the President Buhari's administration had done fairly well since assuming office in 2015, Wamakko said there was much work needed to be done in Nigeria for citizens too feel the impact.
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