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Make NCAA autonomous to revive avaition, experts tell lawmakers

Make NCAA autonomous to revive avaition, experts tell lawmakers

Aviation
• Reps begin review of civil aviation Acts As the National Assembly begins the review of Civil Aviation Act 2006, aviation stakeholders have urged lawmakers to prioritise the autonomy of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), to revive the sector. The apex regulatory body, according to the professionals, is in a better position to pilot the affairs of the sector; enforce safety and economic regulations of airlines and organisations, but without political interference. The stakeholders also enjoined the National Assembly to ensure the Civil Aviation Act retains the five per cent Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge (TSC/CSC), which was the main source of NCAA’s revenue. The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has commenced the amendment of the Civil Aviatio...