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FAAN says multi-level car park reserve for travellers’ cars

by Business News Report

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, said the car park is safe for travellers and their cars. Reacting to the security breach incident, the management of Seymour Aviation said it was an isolated case as the car park is equipped with CCTV cameras. A statement by the management read : “Our attention has been drawn to reports making the rounds in both social and traditional media concerning an incident of loss of the mirrors of a car parked at our multi-level lot located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.”

“We consider this incident quite regrettable for several reasons. First is the discomfort and inconvenience caused the owner of the car by such a loss. Second is the fact that many people use our facility trusting that they would be protected from such ugly experiences. An incident like that happening to them is therefore paradoxical and does not inspire confidence in a system. We are also pained because, in over four years of our operation, this kind of security breach has not occurred. When the car owner reported this incident, we quickly played the CCTV and confirmed that the car (a Lexus 460 SUV) actually arrived with its two mirrors intact. The CCTV camera, however, could not pick the criminal, as the car was parked at a blindspot. We are immediately reviewing our surveillance system to forestall future occurrence and to ensure the comfort and convenience of users of the facility. 

“Over the years, we have received commendations from users of our facility and the general public regarding security and safety of people and their property. On several occasions, our operatives have found and returned valuables worth millions of Naira, including hard currencies to the owners for which we have received commendations in various media”. “Both the company and our staff have also received commendations from both public and private sector organisations, including the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The crowning glory was in August 2018, when the President himself, sent a commendation for the integrity of our staff and urged the populace to emulate them. Even today, the 29th of December 2021, our staff have just reported that they found a foreign passport, with some foreign currency and other valuables possibly forgotten or misplaced by a facility user. 

“We would like to continue to operate at that level of integrity and safety for our users and security for their items.  “Though our CCTV cameras are working perfectly (and that is why we were able to easily verify that the said SUV arrived with its mirrors intact) we are reviewing the entire surveillance system and introducing other measures to boost the confidence of our users”. Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, yesterday said the car park is safe for travellers and cars. Speaking on the incident, Mrs Herrietta Yakubu, General Manager Corporate Affairs, FAAN, said the car park is safe. Mrs Yakubu said   “With respect to a story making the rounds on social media and other traditional media on the above subject, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ,FAAN, wish to state that the car park facility at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, being managed by Messrs Seymour Nigeria Limited is safe for travellers and vehicles, as additional security measures have been put in place to forestall the re-occurrence of such act. The unfortunate incident, which has been thoroughly reviewed and addressed, is an isolated case in the history of the Management of the facility. While we have reached out to the victim of the incident, we will like to assure our esteemed customers that the airport, as well as its parking facility is safe and secure,’ she assured.

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