Minister reads riot act to 727 aviation security graduates, fire fighters


The Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has admonished 727 aviation security and aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services personnel graduates to put service before everything else.

In a press statement issued on Monday in Abuja, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs Henrietta Yakubu, said the minister made this disclosure at the passing out parade for 727 aviation security and aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services personnel held in Service Development Centre, Afaka, Kaduna State at the weekend.

He said the federal g–overnment of Nigeria would continue to improve on safety and security at the nation’s airports through training and capacity development of staff, in line with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The Managing Director of the Authority, Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu in his goodwill message, advised graduates to be commitment to honour, respect and devoted to duty.

His words, “There is no doubt that the period you have spent during your training has considerably prepared you both in learning and character to become ambassadors of not only your service and Authority, but also that of the country, in the eye of all airport users, both local and foreign.”The MD re-assured that FAAN would continue to invest in its human resources, charged the graduates to be committed, dedicated and approach duties assigned them with high sense of responsibility.

There was presentation of awards of excellence to those who distinguished themselves in the programme.
The awards were in three different categories – for aviation security officers, fire officers and parade commanders.

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