The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has initiated a comprehensive two-week audit programme, known as the Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) 2024, employing the Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA). This rigorous assessment aims to evaluate the security measures and protocols at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) shared this on its official X handle formally known as Twitter. The USAP, a flagship programme by ICAO, is designed to enhance global aviation security standards through regular evaluations and continuous monitoring.

By employing the CMA, ICAO ensures a dynamic and proactive approach to security assessments, enabling timely adjustments and improvements to security protocols.

The audit process will involve thorough inspections of various security aspects, including infrastructure, procedures, personnel training, and compliance with international security standards. It aims to identify any vulnerabilities or areas for enhancement to ensure the highest level of safety and security for passengers, crew, and cargo.

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Both the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport play crucial roles as major aviation hubs in Nigeria, facilitating domestic and international travel.

The USAP 2024 audit underscores ICAO’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of global air transportation and fostering collaboration among member states to address emerging security challenges.

ICAO’s engagement in conducting these audits not only benefits the airports under assessment but also contributes to the overall enhancement of aviation security worldwide, promoting confidence and trust among passengers and stakeholders in the aviation industry.