Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) proudly stood still on Sunday, October 1st, 2023, to commemorate Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary with a stirring parade. The event, organized by the Aviation Security (AVSEC) Department of MMA2, was a heartfelt tribute to the greatness of Nigeria.
In a remarkable display of dedication and patriotism, the Aviation Security (AVSEC) arm of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited operators of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Terminal Two (MMA2) left passengers in awe as they staged a spontaneous and surprising performance at the passenger check-in area of the airport on Nigeria’s Independence Day.
On October 1st, 2023, passengers passing through the first private airport in Nigeria, MMA2, were treated to an unexpected spectacle as the AVSEC officers, donned in their navy blue and sky-blue uniform showcased their talents in a choreographed performance. The performance included a soul-stirring rendition of the National Anthem and a grand national salute that resonated with the spirit of unity and patriotism.
Passengers, many of whom were initially bewildered, soon found themselves captivated by the display of talent and pride. The AVSEC personnel transformed the airport check-in area into a vibrant celebration of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day.
The surprise performance was a testament to the dedication and commitment of the AVSEC officers not to only ensure the safety of passengers but also to spread joy and unity on this special national occasion.
Passengers and onlookers could not help but join in the celebration while some shared the memorable experience on social media, causing the performance to go viral and earning praise for the AVSEC officers’ creativity.
The unexpected event highlighted the power of unity to bring people together, even in unexpected places. It left a lasting impression on those present, reminding everyone that national pride and celebration can thrive in the most trying times.
As Nigeria celebrated its Independence Day, the AVSEC officers’ spontaneous performance served as a reminder of the strength of a nation when its people come together in harmony.
Speaking at the 20 mins event, the Chairman, of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services, Dr. Wale Babalakin, represented by the Acting Chief Operating Officer and Group Head of Strategy and Business Development, Tosan Duncan Odukoya expressed that the initiative was borne out of the duty that compels all Nigerians to celebrate the greatness of their nation. His words echoed the sentiment of unity and pride that filled the air at MMA2 on this significant day.
Duncan-Odukoya while wishing staff and the citizens of Nigeria a happy independence celebration, stated that “MMA2, takes immense pride in hosting events that honor the rich heritage, and achievements of the nation. The 63rd Independence Anniversary parade served as a poignant reminder of Nigeria’s enduring strength and the collective spirit of its people”.
In a reaction from the Head of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) Department, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, Monica Oguta, she emphasized that the parade offers an opportunity for all terminal users to reaffirm their confidence in the presence of a disciplined paramilitary security force within the terminal.
Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) is a leading airport terminal in Nigeria, dedicated to providing world-class services and promoting the rich culture and heritage of Nigeria.