By Favour Nnabugwu
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced completion the training of 121 aviation security officers drawn from twelve (12) airports including Abuja, Maiduguri, Yola, Jos, Gombe, Dutse, Sokoto, Zaria, Kaduna, Kebbi, Makurdi and Katsina.
The Aviation Security officers were taken through the mandatory 6 weeks STP 123 Basic Course, which was both intellectual and physical.
Some of the topics taken during the course includes; Overview of legislation, Access Control, People & Vehicle, Airport emergency (Basic fire prevention), Screening procedures, X-ray image interpretation, Effective communication, Protection of parked aircraft, Cargo and mail security, First aid training amongst others.
In accordance with the requirements of the National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme (NCASTP), the trainees all attained the 70% pass mark before graduating.