FAAN Procures Radar Surveillance Patrol System
The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Capt. Hamisu Rabiu Yadudu says his agency has procured a radar surveillance patrol system to enhance security surveillance at the airports.
He described the system as a system that “is automatic and zooms around 360 degrees with a radius of about 8km; which means it goes beyond the airport itself. It can spot anything beyond the airport. We spent about three years processing it and right now, it is on the high sea for installation at Lagos and Abuja airports. If it detects any image, even a rabbit, it will focus on it.” Yadudu was speaking on the recent removal of illegal structures at the Ajao Estate area of Lagos airport during a a fact finding visit by members of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation.
He further stated that FAAN also “bought a mobile rationale video for that purpose. We have the automatic and the manual patrols. They are very effective for the people residing in the area. What went on is not for lack of patrol, but for clear willful disregard to the laws. It has always been protected.”
“FAAN will continue to do oversight, monitor and carry out surveillance of the place in conjunction with the other residents of the area,” said Yadudu, stating that “the buildings demolished at Runway View Estate at Ajao Estate were illegally constructed and left standing in the positions that are clearly very dangerous to our operations.”
The House Committee members were led on the visit by Hon. Ifeanyi Chudy Momah, Chairman, Sub-Committee on Ajao Estate Demolition, who said: “We came on the spot assessment after the session that we had with the management team of FAAN. The committee will make their position known officially to the public in due course.”