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Abuja airport flood story total falsehood, says FAAN

From: Uche Usim, Abuja

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has urged the public to totally disregard the online video indicating that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was flooded after a downpour on Sunday.

Spokesperson of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu in a telephone conversation with Daily Sun said the video was a 2014 recording of an incident at Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport (SMICA), Owerri.  “The attention of the public has been drawn to the spread of a video clip of flood at one of Nigeria’s airports through the social media in the last two days. This did not happen in Abuja Airport. It is simply the work of mischief makers.

“It happened at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri  in 2014 and the administration then put necessary measures in place to avert re-occurrence of such. You can dig deeper to further confirm what I am saying. FAAN has nothing to hide. If it actually happened recently, I mean two to three days ago, the management would have issued press statement to that effect”, she said.

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