The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has assured Lagos airport passengers and staff of their safety and security, after a cable short circuit incident on Thursday.

The Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs Obiageli Orah, gave the assurance in a statement on Friday in Lagos.

She admitted that there was an electrical short circuit at about 11:20 am, at the E-arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport old terminal, adding that it did not disrupt airport operations.

DAILY POST reports that passengers, Thursday ran for their dear lives when a fire broke out at the terminal of the E-Arrival Finger of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

According to Orah, the incident was swiftly resolved to ensure safety of passengers and airport staff.

“In response to the incident and to prevent any further escalation, the power supply to that section of the airport was immediately switched off.

“The Engineering department promptly mobilized to identify the source of the spark, and the suspected cable was swiftly cut to stop the power flow.

“The incident lasted for only a few minutes, and normalcy was restored. Airport operations were never disrupted,” she said.

Orah said that the safety and security of passengers and staff remained a top priority for Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

She further said that the quick and effective response by the engineering department exemplified FAAN’s commitment to maintaining a safe and efficient airport environment.

FAAN assures Lagos airport passengers, staff of safety after fire incident

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