| The procedure in the Lagos airport was to irritate and inconvenient the passengers. First, the airport did not turn on the air condition even though they have the unit in the hallway walking up to the departure gate. Upon entering the airport building, you must weight your luggage on a scale. Then wait in line. Before you get to the airline counter, you must go thru a screening to produce your printed itinerary and show proof of the credit card that purchase the ticket. Then you wait in line again to the counter. The luggage must be lifted up a meter high onto a stainless steel table and opened to have an officers to hand search. At the checkin counter, you check in the bags and get your bag weighed and your boarding pass. They give you a yellow color departure card to fill out and specify exactly how much foreign and local currency are with you. Time to change the currency (4 to 5 different booths). Before enter departure area, the passport and boarding pass was checked by a guard, then queue up to the immigration. Before you get your immigration stamped on your passport, you get to have someone check your departure card boarding pass again. Then the immigration stamp on your passport and collect the yellow departure card. However, I saw the immigration officer looking into my eye, the right hand holding onto my passport, and the left finger were thumbing or playing with his left fingers to signify handling over money. I looked at him and smiled and shake my head. Then, I went thru the security line with shoes off and laptop out on to the x-ray machine. Everyone get padded down. And I got my shoes back and walked away towards the Duty Free store. Going thru the store is the only way to the gate but there was no sign. I hesitated and stopped, an officer called me to halt. He wanted to know how much money I was carrying and whether I can spare some change. A Nigerian lady behind me just passed Niara 200 into his hand and quickly walked away (because I was in the front and delaying the line); while I had to explain to the officer that I had less than N900. I took out my billfold showing the Nigerian money and count in front of him. He was satisfied and let me go knowing there is too little money to extort from me. I went to the end of the hallway at gate #44 and waited in line to have the boarding pass scanned by the airline staff. Directly behind this airline staff about literally 2 feet away, sat a lady and wanted to see my passport and boarding pass. Then, I walked up a few meter in front, all items in my carry on bag were taken out, placed on the stainless steel table, and every pockets of the bags were checked. Then had me to take off the shoes to have body padded down again. Finally I sat on the chair in the hot room and wait to board the plane. One thing for sure is that all of these checks reduced the chance of terrorists bring in any weapon but what an experience.