Only functional carriers will access government palliatives, says NCAA

Kelvin Osa Okunbor

Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu on Wednesday declared that only operational airlines with valid Air Operators ‘ Certificate (AOC) will access palliatives packaged by Federal Government for indigenous carriers.

Nuhu who stated this at a zoom meeting said the palliatives proposed by the government would take different forms at a single-digit loan to be paid for many years.

The NCAA helmsman said the umbrella body of indigenous carriers: Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), would not err in putting forward a defunct airline for the palliative.

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 Certificate. 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.”

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