The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commiserated with the family of a passenger who died while waiting to board a Lagos-bound flight from the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
A statement by FAAN’s acting general manager, corporate affairs, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, recalled that the deceased was observed having difficulty breathing at the boarding hall around 0834 hours on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, but later passed on after frantic efforts to resuscitate her – including the administration of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) – failed.
The statement said although the authority has processed millions of passengers through the airport without any such incident over the years, it deeply regretted that despite spirited efforts by its medical officials to resuscitate her, she was confirmed dead at about 0906 hours and her remains were subsequently taken to the NAF Medical Centre.
“The authority uses this opportunity to express our profound condolences to her family and friends on this unfortunate loss and pray that her soul finds rest with the Lord,” it added.