Adebayo Adenrele

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo has promised to end the menace of begging and extortion by some workers at the international airports.

Keyamo, who maintained that officials involved in such unscrupulous activities are not directly under his Ministry, said he has met with relevant agencies to stem the tide of  the menace.

He wrote on his official X handle, “I have received several complaints about the menace of begging and extortion at our International airports by a few unscrupulous persons who give all of us a bad image. My phones are beeping every minute with messages about this from well-meaning Nigerians.

“Just to set the records straight, most of the agencies involved in this menace are not under the control of the Aviation Ministry, though they are stationed at our airports.

“However, I have been working closely with other Ministers, arms of government and agencies who are responsible for these agencies and a solution is in sight soon. We are all working under the coordination of the National Security Adviser who called a meeting a few days ago on this issue and we shall soon unveil practical steps being taken to stem this ugly tide. We thank Nigerians for their eternal vigilance on this issue”.