The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, declared that it has begun an investigation into allegations that some officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja were collecting bribe from passengers on evacuation flights.
There have been reports that some of the airport officials demand bribe from returnees during COVID-19 clearance.
Also, it was alleged that the officials collect bribe to help the returnees evade the mandatory COVID-19 test and isolation which as part of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19 guidelines.
Nonetheless, FAAN in a statement by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, which was released on Sunday via its Twitter account said an investigation into the allegation has commenced.
It also advised passengers to desist from giving money to airport officials and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise.
“The recent allegation that some airport officials in Abuja were collecting money from returning passengers on evacuation flights is already being investigated by all agencies at the airport.” the statement read in part.