The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says scanners at some Nigerian Airports are not working optimally.
The official made this known before the ad-hoc committee set up by the Senate to look into circumstances that led to the arrest of Zainab Aliyu in Saudi Arabia in December 2018, over planting of a banned drug, Tramadol, in her luggage .
The committee was headed by Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano).
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, who is also Chairman designate of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NDC), alleged that some foreign airlines were running drug cartels in connivance with some Nigerians at international airports across the country.
“They operate alongside local collaborators. It is not Air Peace, not Arik Air,” she said .
Meanwhile, the Airport Chief of Security of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN), El-Yakub Lamir, disclosed that scanners at the Aminu Kano International Airport in particular, were not configured to detect drugs.