Lagos, Nigeria, December 1, 2023– In a bid to address airline losses and prevent damage to airport infrastructure, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has officially prohibited the use of ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags by passengers at all airports across the country. This directive, targeted primarily at international airports, was communicated through a circular titled ‘Re: Prohibition of Usage Of Ghana Must Go,’ signed by Henok Gizachew, Manager of Airport Services.
The ban comes in response to the significant financial losses incurred by airlines and the damage caused to the airports’ conveyor belt systems due to the use of these popular bags. Gizachew highlighted the adverse impact of the ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags on airline operations, leading to a decision to enforce the ban.
Passengers intending to use the distinctive ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags for travel are now required to adhere to specific packaging guidelines. According to Gizachew, travelers opting for this type of bag must ensure it is appropriately packaged in a carton or a hardcover of a rectangular size.
The ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag, known for its diverse sizes and favored by many Nigerian travelers for its lightweight nature and high load-carrying capacity, has become a symbol of travel for decades. FAAN’s recent move aims to strike a balance between the convenience of passengers and the operational efficiency and safety of airlines and airports in Nigeria.