The Federal Government of Nigeria has once again assured that it will provide palliative for the Country’s Aviation Industry.
The Minister of Aviation, 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. “It is already yes, we are working on it,” he said.
The Director General of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, on his part reiterated that safety would not be jeorpadised as flight operations resumes on Wednesday 8th July, and warned that without total compliance to given protocols, no stakeholder would 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 them, you are not granted permit to start.
“Some airlines will be given approval to start.Not all airlines and airports will start.”
The Managing Director of Aero contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, commended the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, on efforts made to get airports ready for the restart, while requesting to know the mechanism to be used in controlling the traffic at the terminal.
In response to this, Capt. Musa said the regulatory Authority would 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.”
Commenting on Security, at the airports, Yadudu said the closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) installed were effective. “We have CCTVs across our airports and they are proven to be effective.”
Photo: Hon Min. of Aviation, Hadi Sirika