The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has prohibited the use of travel sacks, ‘Ghana Must Go’ by passengers at all the nation’s airports.
According to a circular by FAAN, titled, ‘Re: Prohibition of Usage Of Ghana Must Go’, signed by Manager, Airport Services, Henok Gizachew, dated November 24, the ban is particularly for passengers travelling through the country’s international airports.
Gizachew, stated that the sack was banned by the authority because it has consistently brought about damage to the airport conveyor belt system, causing airlines to accrue huge losses.
He noted that passengers who wish to use Ghana Must Go to travel must have the same well packaged in cartons or hardcovers of rectangular size.
According to reports, the matted sack-like bags have been attributed to the breakdown of many of the country’s airports’ conveyor belt systems and one that has put enormous costs on the shoulders of the airport authority.
The popular Ghana Must Go sack which comes in different sizes is very popular among many Nigerian as well as African travellers because of its light weight and capacity to carry more things.
The ban took effect on November 25, 2023 in some of the airports.