The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, has received a new set of anti-explosives and narcotic baggage scanning machines as part of efforts to boost safety and security of airlines, passengers and other users of the airport.
Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, who stated this on Wednesday said the investment was targeted at upgrading infrastructure at the airport to meet international aviation standards and recommended best practices on safety and security at airports. He described the machines as ‘astrophysics’ and manufactured in California, USA.
“It will identify hidden threats in carry-on items and checked-in baggages at airports. It has high penetration steel and it can detect explosives and narcotics and other prohibited items,” he said.
He said FAAN had recently carried out a test-run of the machine at the Lagos airport, explaining that the project would be extended to all the nation’s international airports in Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Enugu as part of a broader investment geared at boosting safety and security programmes around the country’s airports.
Source: Nigeria Today.