The training of newly recruited staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is part of the Authority’s commitment to entrench safety and security in the nation’s airports.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma stated this in Lagos recently following an unscheduled visit to the FAAN Training School where the training is taking place.

According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. YakubuDati, FAAN, is currently training 240 newly recruited employees into the Aviation Security (AVSEC) and the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS).

The first batch of trainees, he said, is undergoing a 12-week induction training, which commenced on June 15, 2016 in Lagos.

The participants, who were divided into two classes of 120 each of Aviation Security and Fire Officers, are being trained on general modules such as Service Delivery in Nigeria, Code of Ethics in Aviation Business, Aviation Safety and Hazard Management, amongst others.funmi 1 EDIT

The recruits who are domiciled at the FAAN facility, MrDati added, would also be exposed to technical modules such as Recognition of Explosives and Dangerous Articles, Access Control (Vehicle and Persons), Overview of International Civil Aviation, Screening Techniques and Procedures for Aviation Security Officers. Others include Fire Engineering Science, Bridding Apparatus Wearer, Media First Aid, Intensive Paramilitary, Simulator Training for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service and so on.

The 12 weeks induction training would also feature a two-week on-the-job training for Aviation Security Officers, and a week’s international simulator training for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Officers.