The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that only airlines with certificates would be considered for federal government palliatives aimed at helping the airlines cushion the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Director-General of the NCAA Capt. Musa Nuhu, government palliatives will only be cover airlines with valid Air Operator Certificates. Nuhu said this during a media parley with journalists on Wednesday.

Capt. Musa Nuhu Director General, NCAA

He said, “Any airline can apply, whether functioning or not but it is a policy that participating airlines must be functioning and with Air Operators Certificates. I also believe that the AON has its own set of rules and they know the criteria. I believe the AON will not put forward a non-functioning airline.”

He also explained that the decision to cut down major organs of the authority from nine to six was to strengthen the aviation body. Nuhu added that the  Directorate of Consumer Protection had not been scrapped.

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