Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday spent at least three (3) hours disinfecting the International terminal of the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport as part of efforts to mitigate the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 Virus
This is just as the airport managers are currently disinfecting the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) with plans to carry out similar exercise at the domestic terminal tomorrow.
Regional Manager, North, FAAN, Sani Mahmoud who spoke briefly on the works been done said that the entire International terminal has been disinfected from offices to lounges as well as all the restricted areas, stating that the airport authority has the interest of ending the scourge at heart.
Mahmoud explained that the terminal being closed to traffic makes it easy to reach every nook and cranny and stated that the disinfecting exercise will be replicated all over the airports, domestic and international and despite the close of the airports.
He hinted that the chemicals used to disinfect the terminals are World Health Organisation (WHO) certified, stating that without people it would be easier to fight the virus as the coronavirus doesn’t move but is carried around by people who touch surfaces; Mahmoud explained that without people carrying it around the virus if there can be killed through the sanitization.
Recall that FAAN on March 23, 2020; commenced disinfecting of major airports with the Murtala Muhammed International Airport using the opportunity of the airport closure nationwide to ensure the terminals are sanitized against infection.
Meanwhile, Mahmoud has hinted that apart from the disinfection of the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport today, the airport managers will carry out routine pest control fumigation around the airports too.