The Federal Authorities has accused Egypt and Ethiopian Airways of working drug cartels throughout Nigeria’s worldwide airports.
Chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Fee (NDC), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the allegation towards the airways in Abuja on Wednesday throughout an investigative listening to by an ad-hoc committee of the Senate set as much as look into the circumstances resulting in the arrest final December of a Nigerian woman, Zainab Aliyu by Saudi Arabian authorities.
“We have other foreign and local airlines operating at our airports. But Egyptian and Ethiopian Airlines have drug cartels operating at our international airports. They operate alongside local collaborators. It is not Air Peace, not Arik Air, but Egyptian and Ethiopian Airlines,” she mentioned.
The Airport Chief of Safety on the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN), El-Yakub Usman Lamir, mentioned that scanners on the Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport, Kano, weren’t configured to detect medicine.
Lamir added that there have been 15 safety brokers concerned in checking luggages on the level of entry and exit however that the quantity had been lowered on account of frequent complaints by air vacationers.
Additionally talking, consultant of the Chairman of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Mustapha Abdallah, mentioned the company didn’t have sufficient educated sniffer canine.
Abdallah mentioned, “Throughout the federation, NDLEA only has 14 sniffer dogs stationed in Lagos and we don’t even have one to detect drugs at the Aminu Kano International Airport at all.”
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya, charged the officers of the NDLEA to extend the variety of sniffer canine in all of the worldwide airports throughout the nation.
Gaya additionally requested the officers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to improve delicate gear like scanners on the varied airports to make sure that the nation didn’t turn into a transit camp for arduous medicine.