November 29, 2022

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Native airways accused of owing NCAA over N19bn, $7.6m ticket prices


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has raised alarm that native airways are owing it over N19 billion and $7.6 million on ticket prices stating that they’ve collected from passengers however have refused to remit to the Authority.

The NCAA Director Normal, Capt. Musa Nuhu acknowledged this on Tuesday in Abuja at a stakeholders’ assembly with all of the airways and all of the aviation businesses stated this case is crippling its funds and pitching the Authority in opposition to the Federal Authorities as government-owned revenue-generating company, following the dire monetary place of the FG.

He stated reasonably than the airways considering creatively to develop their companies and the trade, they’ve focused the NCAA with marketing campaign of calumny and falsehoods.

The Airways Operators of Nigeria (AON) an umbrella physique for all of the airways working in Nigerian had accused the NCAA of a number of prices.

The AON had additionally in a letter to the Minister of Finance, Price range and Nationwide Planning. Mrs. Zainab Ahmed stated the costs occasioned with the foreign exchange crises and Jet A1 (aviation gas) is chocking the airways to dying.

Irked by the tone of the grievance, the NCAA DG stated the accusation by the airways are unfair, unfounded and smacked of blackmail.

He stated all airways are indebted to the NCAA, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Airspace Administration Company (NAMA).

Capt, Nuhu additionally defined that the NCAA prices the airways simply price restoration prices as the majority of its revenues comes from the statutory prices on air tickets, bone by clients including that the airiness deducts the funds, add to their revenues reasonably than remitting identical to the aviation businesses.

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He additionally stated their accusations are father from the reality as comparative evaluation of prices between Nigeria and Gnana exhibits that Ghana prices over one hundred pc increased in a lot of the prices. He thus stated the NCAA may also overview its chares increased because the Authority hasn’t reviewed prices in about 13 years in spite rising price of service provision.