Why Bayelsa Airport is not certified, by NCAA

Kelvin Osa Okunbor


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

This is as security arrangements at major Nigerian airports received commendations from the regulatory body, which insisted that the current status could still be improved upon.

Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, the Ag. Director-General, NCAA in an interview with aviation correspondents at his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Monday said that absence of adequate perimeter fencing at the airport prevented the regulatory authority from issuing it certification.

Sidi however assured that once the perimeter fences were perfected, NCAA would not hesitate to issue it certificates for commencement of operations, stressing that the government would not compromise security.

He said: “Perimeter fencing is number one…

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