Lagos Airport suffered a power outage that stranded hundreds of passengers who could not be screened at security. Airline check-in operations were slowed to a crawl as staff used flashlights and their mobile phones to get people through. X-ray machines and body scanners were not working, causing congestion in security areas as well. Power supply to the airport has been sketchy for the past week and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is searching for a solution to the problem.
The power was out for a number of hours and was restored at 7:00 pm. Immigration officers, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), security agents, and the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) had to figure out how to deal with things in the meantime. Despite the fact that power has been restored, air conditioning units in key areas of the airport are still not functioning. Many passengers say that there are facilities in the airport that are lacking in making the airport as functional as it should be.
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