FAAN Boosts Aviation Security with Induction of New 201 Cadets

The newly inducted cadets of STP course during the passing out parade

To address the challenges associated with paucity of aviation security personnel in the aviation industry in Nigeria, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has boosted its security capacity with the induction of 201 newly trained aviation security cadets.

The cadets were formally inducted into the security service of the airport authority during the passing out parade (POP) event held at the playground of Digital Bridge Institute, (Defunct Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel) playground, Oshodi, Lagos.

Speaking at the passing out parade, Managing Director and Chief Executive of FAAN, Mrs Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku who said the training and induction of the cadets were to respond to the aviation security challenges of 21 century, noted that the STP 123 course, was designed to help integrate new Cadets into the Civil Aviation Industry to implement, monitor and enforce aviation security measures proactively in accordance with locally approved regulations.

She added that the 8-week residential training programme was one of the steps being taken by the agency to ensure total safety at the airports.

“This ceremony not only marks a significant milestone in your careers but also in the journey of FAAN towards bolstering the nation’s aviation security,” Kuku said, “It is also one of our strategic responses to the increase in volume of passengers using our airports”, the FAAN MD said.

Charging the cadets to put to good use all they have learnt during the training programme, the Managing Director urged them to embody the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Affirming that globally, aviation business was hinged on security and safety, the aviation security department is, according to her, very critical to passenger facilitation and airport operations..

The passing out parade was witnessed by heads, and representatives of aviation parastatals and top brass from security agencies.

Tags: 201 Aviation security cadets, Aviation Security, Directorate of Aviation Security Service (DASS), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), Mrs Olubunmi.