International airports today wore a celebratory look as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) thrilled arriving passengers to music and dance as they made way into the country October 1, 2021, Independence Day.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; MallamAminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa came to life with music and dance while staff of FAAN handed flags to passengers.
Passengers also joined the celebration,dancing and celebrating as they received flags and balloons.
Some expressed surprise, pride and joy at the concept FAAN pulled off. Mrs Annamarie who spoke to NigerianFLIGHTDECK at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport said,” Well, this is relatively new and nice, to be welcomed like a hero to your country. It’s exciting and I think should be done at all the airport not just Lagos.
A passenger who was impressed with the whole idea and couldn’t stop dancing told our reporter that,”…look we are alive. hard times come and so hard times will go.
General Manager Corporate Communication, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu when asked the reason for the atmosphere around the nation’s airport said:
” We decided to appreciate our passengers. In spite of the hardship,In spite of the situation in the country, Nigerian are still able to afford to fly. We are celebrating passengers who use our airports for making it lively and operational because without them we wouldn’t have any airport. So we just thank our passengers for keeping our airports open, in spite everything some were happy,some danced with us.”