- Nigeria's federal government has started screening passengers arriving the country
- According to FAAN, thermal scanners are stationed at the screening points of all international airports in the country
- The scanners are used to detect the temperature of the inbound passengers
Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced screening of passengers in Nigerian airports. This was disclosed in a short video posted on the organisations Twitter handle on Thursday, August 8.
According to FAAN, the thermal scanners are stationed at the screening points of all international airports in Nigeria. It said this is in effort to curb the menace of Ebola and other diseases.
"The port health screening point at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos is equipped with 4 thermal scanners at both the D and E fingers.
"The scanners are used to detect the temperature of the inbound passengers and once it spikes above the required temperature, the machine beeps and such passenger is called aside for further screening.
"The thermal scanners are stationed at the screening points of all our international airports as part of measures put in place by the federal government to curb the menace of Ebola and other diseases," it said.
This is coming few days after a Nigerian journalist known as Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke shared worrying details of his recent experience at Murtala Muhammed International airport, Lagos.
Legit.ng had reported that in a post shared on his Facebook page, Okereke lamented that travelers, even some from countries with confirmed Ebola cases, were not screened before being let into the country.
The journalist expressed disappointment and worry over the lackadaisical attitude of the airport officials who refused to use the screening machine despite its availability at the airport and ultimately, endangering their lives as well as the entire populace.
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