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FAAN Introduces Digital Payment System At Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has adopted a digital payment system as part of its measures to plug revenue leakages and improve the efficiency of financial transactions at all levels of its operations, the

The measure is also designed to ease payment, provide new payment options and improve speed and convenience in different ways through Point of Sales (POS), money transfers and other e-payment platforms

Giving the hint on this technology-powered payment system on Wednesday, the agency’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, stated that necessary arrangements had been made for the smooth take off of the exercise in all the airports nationwide.

She stated that Remita agents had already created desks in the various airports to facilitate the smooth take-off of the e-payment system.

Yakubu pointed out that the initiative was introduced under the Presidential Enabling Environment Business Council (PEBEC), to ensure financial transactions’ convenience and curbing corruption at all levels of the authority’s operations.

The FAAN spokesperson explained that the decision to adopt digital payment was as a result of the success of the Executive Order of the Federal Government, which commenced last June.

She listed areas where the electronic platforms would be used as including, car parks, cargo section, chartered and unscheduled flights, among others.

She stated: “It will help FAAN to eliminate leakages and further increase revenue base of the organisation. No government official will handle cash during transactions when the exercise takes off. We are soliciting the cooperation of all airport users, concessionaires and the general public to ensure a hitch free exercise initiative.”

She assured stakeholders in the aviation sector that the new policy would be a win-win solution for all, stressing that the agency has been repositioned to provide more improved services for customers.

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