COVID-19: NCAA warns against non- compliance with safety regulations

The Director -General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, has warned that the fact the Federal Government has announced July 8 as resumption date does not mean safety is going to be eschewed.

He made this known at the last webinar coordinated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the status of the industry restart warning that without total compliance to given protocols, no stakeholder will be handed permit to be part of the restart.

He said,” 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.”

On an inquiry into what mechanism would be used to control the traffic at the terminals during restart, the NCAA DG, Capt. Musa 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.”

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Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Yadudu who also spoke especially 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.

The Managing Director of Aero Contractors, 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.

Meanwhile, Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika earlier reiterated that the provision by the government with regards the palliative is being worked upon. He said on the palliative that, “It is already yes, we are working on it.”

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