ABUJA – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it will hold an emergency simulation exercise to demonstrate its preparedness for aircraft emergency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
This is contained in a statement signed by FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Yakubu Dati,  in Abuja.
It stated that the exercise, an International Aviation Organisation (ICAO) – mandatory requirement, is usually carried out every two years, adding the last one was held at the airport in 2013.
It stated that the exercise would be executed in collaboration with other stakeholders in the industry, including the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
Others are all the security agencies at the airport and other relevant agencies outside the airport such as the Lagos State Fire Service, and the surrounding government hospitals.
“The simulation exercise is designed to test the competence of the relevant airport personnel on ground as well as equipment used in handling real airport emergencies.
“The authority wishes to assure members of the public, especially airport users, that the exercise will not hamper flight operations neither will it affect airline schedules.
“They are also advised not to panic when they notice unusual movement of airport operational and security staff during the period,” the statement said.