By Fikayo Olowolagba
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has revealed that its Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) was part of criteria to deal with crisis situations when they arise.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, disclosed this to newmen on Sunday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EOC at the Kaduna International Airport was about two weeks ago inaugurated by the authority.
Yadudu explained that Kaduna Airport was added to the growing number of emergency centres in the country because of its international status.
He noted that it was important for all airports to have an EOC that could be activated in times of emergencies.
Yadudu said: “So far, it is only international airports that have EOCs, but it is what we should have in every airport.
“Kaduna airport didn’t have before now may be because it wasn’t an international airport, but all the airports should have it.
“The essence is to cater for emergencies like air crash, terminals and any form of emergencies that may arise where you have casualties.
“You need to have a place to coordinate emergencies where you can seat down quickly and direct resolutions of the emergencies.