The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed Aviation Safety Inspectors at the nation’s airports to monitor the level of compliance with the Executive Order alongside their statutory oversight responsibilities as enshrined in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations 2015.
General Manager, Public relations, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye says the Director General of the Authority, Captain Muhtar Usman who gave the directive had also ordered preparation of a standard document outlining its core functions and services, appropriate charges, fees, licenses, waivers and other tax-related processes in adherence to the Executive Order (EO).
He noted the schedule is also to contain mode of communication of official decisions to the various applicants for sundry services, adding that this information, together with other vital information, for ease of doing business in Nigerian aviation sector will be published on the official website of the NCAA.
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), recently signed three far-reaching orders to ease business, fast track budget submissions and promote made in Nigeria goods.
The Federal Government has handed down this order with the view to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy that impedes business activities at our airports.
According to Mr. Adurogboye, “all aviation parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria Meteorological Agency (Nimet) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have since commenced compliance to the order”.
“In addition, it will improve safety, security and facilitation of passengers within and around the airport, he added.
He noted that NCAA Director General was in constant discussions with the heads of aviation agencies to ensure sustained adherence to the Executive Order (EO) by the parastatals and continuous surveillance by the regulatory Authority.