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FG Debunks Reports of Increasing Aviation Charges

FG Debunks Reports of Increasing Aviation Charges

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday denied an increase in charges payable by stakeholders in the sector.

FAAN specifically debunked the rumour that it had increased the landing and parking charges payable by foreign and domestic airlines.

Capt Nuhu described the reports as “completely and outright false”, saying NCAA could not increase charges without the stakeholders’ input.

He said, “As the DG of NCAA, I am not aware and I have not authorised any charge increase. Misinformation is creating a lot of problems. The truth of the matter is that the last time NCAA increased its charges was 10 years ago.

“If we were charging N5,000 about 10 years ago and we are still charging that, then you calculate the inflationary pressures. We are not recovering our costs. We are providing services and subsidising them.

“We understand the difficulties facing the industry now, but going forward, we have to sit down and review it because NCAA does not get any money from the federal government. All our revenues are internally generated, and we need this to provide the appropriate services for the safety, security and efficient service delivery to the public.”

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