The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria says there is no cause to panic over the minor fire accident at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja Saturday.
In a statement signed by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, GM corporate affairs, FAAN says it has adequate equipment to tackle fire incidents.
” a minor incident occurred at the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3:00pm today.”
“The incident was however swiftly curtailed by the in-built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal that triggered automatically.”
She says the building was designed and built with the protection system.
“The system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent. The residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud, there was no fire at all. “
“The Authority will like to reassure passengers and the general public that there is no cause for panic, as the incident has been put under control and our fire men are clearing the reminant of powder after which operations will resume.”
FAAN reassured Nigerians of her Commitment to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.