An investigative journalist with the Sahara Reporters found major security breaches at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. Alongside petty corruption, theft, and waving through bags of cash, it was found that personnel accessed restricted areas of the airport without proper clearance and that some cleaning staff were selling health certificates. Selling certificates in this way undermines attempts by authorities to contain and combat infectious diseases.
Given the volatile security situation in Nigeria, and the ongoing presence of Boko Haram, the factors outlined in the article below should be a cause for major concern.
This article is well worth reading.
From the Sahara Reporters –
Touts Take Over Lagos Airport As Security Personnel Collect N1000
For instance, some of the cleaning service staff engage in the sales of duly stamped yellow cards to passengers between N2000 and N3000, depending on the passenger’s bargaining power, without medical examination as required while the same card is received at N1000 at a Port Health Office at the airport, after medical examination of impending travelers to some countries, which still require it.
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