Posted by Sade Williams
The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, has warned airlines to fully comply with protocols and guidelines on safe resumption issued by the Authority or be denied flight operations.
He said that for the fact the Federal Government has announced July 8 as resumption date does not mean safety should be jeopadised.
He warned that without total compliance to given protocols, no stakeholder will be handed permit to be part of the restart”.
“All stakeholders must meet the protocols set by the NCAA. If you do not meet, you are not granted permit to start,” he warned. “Some airlines will be given approval to start. Not all airlines and airports will start.”
The Federal Government for the umpteenth time has also given assurance on the provision of palliative for the country’s aviation industry.
The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika at the last webinar coordinated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the status of the industry restart reiterated that the provision by the government is being worked upon.
He said on the palliative that, “It is already yes, we are working on it.”
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Aerocontractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi commended the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu on efforts made to get airports ready for the restart.
On what mechanism to be used in controlling the traffic at the terminal, the NCAA DG said the regulatory authority will be employing International Civil Aviation (ICAO) Air Traffic Flow Management instrument.
“ICAO’s Air Traffic Flow Management to control arrivals and departures. In order to properly manage this, we are going to request for airlines’ schedules to implement the AFTM with the space available to us at the airports.”
The FAAN MD, Capt. Yadudu on security at the airports said the closed-circuit televisions installed are effective.
“We have CCTVs across our airports and have proven to be effective.