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Power outage hits Lagos airport

By  Kenneth Ehigiator

LAGOS—For hours yesterday, safety was compromised at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, as power failure hit the fire department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), located close to the presidential wing of the airport.

The power failure would have made impossible the activation of the fire alarm system at the airport had there been an emergency.

This is against rules of the International Civil Aviation Organisation which mandates airports to have adequate fire cover, especially those providing 24 hours services for flight operations.

FAAN’s official reaction could not be sought, as its Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs,  Mr. Onyekpere Nnaekpe, said he was in a meeting and could not confirm the development.


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