President Buhari has approved for the use of arms by airport security personnel across the country. Hadi Sirika, The Minister of State for Aviation made this known to the state house correspondents at the end of meeting of the year which is the first federal executive council. The event was chaired by President Buhari.
“We are very serious about aviation security, just last week the President approved that aviation security should bear arms. So we are trying to make them take the form and shape of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the US with K-9 dogs, handcuffs, the guards, the batons and light weapons.
“The minister of interior is helping us in that regard with the directive of Mr. President. They are partnering with us and other stakeholders to keep our airports secure.
“All these will be unveiled at the next stakeholders meeting.”