The Airport Manager, Margaret Ekpo International Airport (MEIA), Mr Ayodele Sunday, has called on all stakeholders at the airport to ensure safety at the airside through compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.
Sunday, who made the call while inaugurating three safety committees at the airport, Tuesday, said that all hands must be on deck to ensure compliance to avoid sanctions.
The committees inaugurated were: Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) which include safety officers from all departments in FAAN and safety officers from other stakeholders.
The second was the Runway Safety Team, comprising of Heads of technical departments in FAAN ,ASM, ATOM and representative of Air Traffick Controllers.
The third was Airport Safety Committee comprising of airline station managers, SM Ground Handling Company and heads of agencies, among others.
The airport manager maintained with emphasis on the airside, that safety should be a collective responsibility and not just a specified departmental duty.
Prior to the inauguration of the committees, there was an awareness on safety campaign/promotion, to sensitse airport staff through video presentations and lectures on foreign object debris and airside safety . Questions, complaints and observations were raised by participants which comprised of all agencies , stakeholders and airline representatives.