The Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Hassan Musa on Monday informed the Home of Representatives that the Federal Authorities had launched N5bn out of the N26bn authorised as COVID-19 intervention fund for the aviation trade.
Musa, who appeared earlier than the Home Committee on Aviation in Abuja on Monday, defined that the intervention fund was meant for all stakeholders within the sector, together with airways and automotive rent operators whereas the steadiness was meant for the companies and regulators, together with the palliatives for salaries.
In his presentation, Director Normal of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, acknowledged that regulatory companies wanted extra gear to be put in in all of the airports throughout the nation.
Nuhu additionally acknowledged that any plane above 22 years wouldn’t be licensed to function in Nigeria, consistent with the extant coverage, simply as he famous that ample provision could be made to make sure adherence to plane upkeep guidelines.
The DG, who famous that the NCAA had not been capable of procure the mandatory gear on account of paucity of fund, nevertheless famous that among the gear ordered for since two years simply arrived the nation final week.
The NCAA decried the current state of the Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport Ikeja Lagos, saying that the ability was turning right into a jungle.
On his half, the Managing Director of FAAN, Rabiu Yadudu, stated the company had established an environmental unit that dealt with all associated points in addition to guarantee ample coaching of personnel and environmental modification.
Yadudu additionally famous that $300,000 price of kit have been requested for, and on arrival could be distributed to varied departments.
On his half, the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, Akin Olateru, disclosed that just one accident was estimated to happen inside one billion flying hours.
The Chairman, Home Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, expressed grief over the demise of the Chief of Military Employees, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, 10 officers and males of the Armed Forces in a airplane crash on Friday.
Nnaji referred to as for provision of intervention fund for the aviation trade within the bid to make sure security and safety at numerous airports. Copyright PUNCH.
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