…Says no directive to relocate to Abuja

By Chinelo Obogo

The Acting Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo, has said that all private jets owners operating commercial services, risk losing their licenses.

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He said this on Friday in Lagos during the unveiling of his vision board for year 2024 tagged ‘NCAA Project 2024’. Najomo, who expressed concern over the activities of private jet operators in the country, said if the owners want to operate as commercial or charter operators, they should apply for the commercial licences.
Highlighting the regulatory provisions, Najomo said that only holders of Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Airline Operating Permit (AOP) with a valid Air Operator Certificate (AOC) are authorised to conduct charter operations.

He then revealed that NCAA will cease offering services to all debtors, who have refused to payment the NCAA and federal government monies owed them, noting that almost all airlines are guilty of this.
He said the NCAA is committed towards simplified certification and licensing processes and that one of his 2024 projects is to ensure improved staff welfare, training, retraining and reorientation of staff.

On the issue of plans to relocate to Lagos from Abuja, Najomo, “NCAA has not received a directive to relocate; we are still in Abuja.”