Nigerian airlines owe govt over N10 billion

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the agency has put in place automation to prevent the emergence of new debt from airlines.

Samuel Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations of NCAA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday that airlines indebtedness to NCAA was more than N10 billion.

Mr Adurogboye said that old debts owed by airlines were defrayed little by way of ensuring that the defaulters show evidence of payment before services were rendered.

NAN reports that the debts are accrued from five per cent ticket and cargo sales charges collected by the airlines in trust for the regulators.

The Ticket Sales Charges (TSC) is a charge collected for the agencies by the airlines in trust, to be remitted to government coffers in order to avoid…

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