There are reports that as Nigeria gears up to restart commercial flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) has deployed robots in its airports all over the country.
The robots would be used for passenger facilitation processes including profiling, check-ins, temperature checks as well as detection of security threats including dangerous goods and arms.
IEEE Nigeria Section shared a video on social media claiming the profiling robot is in Abuja, Nigeria. Shared the video with caption;
Be the 1st to know that robots are now at abuja airport in readiness for flight commencement. Hope we can do one for IEEE Nigeria section?
Watch video below.
Be the 1st to know that robots are now at abuja airport in readiness for flight commencement. Hope we can do one for IEEE Nigeria section? pic.twitter.com/bLETbwYRRZ
— IEEE Nigeria Section (@ieeenigeria) June 27, 2020
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority today conducted a simulation flight ahead of the reopening of the country’s airspace to commercial operations.
The flight was operated by Aero Contractors beginning from the Abuja Airport to the Lagos Airport and vice-versa.
The regulator is expected to announce the resumption date for scheduled domestic operations anytime soon.
The country’s airports and airspace were shut in March by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). as part of measures to curb the spread of the lethal coronavirus.