My mission in FAAN— New MD

The new Managing Director/Chief Executive (MD/CE), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs Olubunmi Kuku

LAGOS- The new Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs Olubunmi Kuku, on Monday assured aviation sector stakeholders of excellent service delivery and blockage of waste in the agency.

A statement on Monday by Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, Acting Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, quoted Kuku as saying this during a meeting in Lagos.

Hope-Ivbaze said the meeting was with the agency’s top management after the new MD received handover notes of the previous leadership from the Legal Adviser/Secretary to the Board, Mrs Gold Iwinose.

She said General Managers and Airport Managers from across the country were also present at the meeting.

Kuku said her vision was to improve on the agency’s professionalism in enhancing user experience, passengers’ seamless facilitation, security, safety and standards.

She promised to block leakages and improve Nigeria’s image.

“Under my leadership, revenue generation will be optimised and waste will be eliminated as much as possible.

“Staff welfare will also be a priority but I also expect the staff to be committed to put their best.

“As every institution is only as powerful as the human resources managing it, we will prioritise the improvement of institutional and human capacity.

“Working in collaboration with national and international bodies, we will promote the image of Nigeria and strengthen the network of FAAN,” she said.

She said she was glad to be returning to the sector where she had previously worked and thanked the management and staff for the good work they had been doing, assuring that she would build on their efforts.

“My mission at FAAN is simple. I’m here to complement the good work you have all been doing and consolidate on the foundation that previous managements have laid.

“We will pursue and deliver on all our obligations to the nation and the international community. Together with you all, we can make FAAN a greater institution than it already is,” she said.

She said she would run with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda vision and also policies and programmes of the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Chief Festus Keyamo.

She described FAAN as a national asset designed to operate airport infrastructure and equipment and as a tool for economic development.

Speaking on challenges the aviation sector faces during the Yuletide, Kuku explained that she was already drawing up strategies to tackle eventualities during this busiest season of the year for airline operations.

She assured that FAAN would collaborate with the various professional interests, sister agencies and partners to ensure smooth, safe and secure operations throughout the season.

She admonished the staff of the agency to work diligently with patriotism to put smile on faces, spreading the joy of the Yuletide.

“Let us join hands to build a FAAN that you will always be proud of. Our mission is to transform the agency into the most efficient and effective institution in Nigeria.

“As Management, we carry a huge responsibility to the nation, the flying public(s); the airlines; the international community. Join me to give our customers the best airport experience that is efficient, safe, secure and fun,” she said. (NAN)

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