Some of Nigeria’s domestic airlines

By Yunus Yusuf/Ikeja

Domestic airline operators risk losing their licences over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) warned on Monday.

The NCAA Director General, Mr Musa Nuhu, issued the warning in a letter to all operators (DG39/20) with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/267, dated Sept. 21, on Monday in Lagos.

The letter bore the title: “Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols’’.

Nuhu said the warning was necessary because some domestic airlines have been flouting the protocols.

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The director general added that continuous breach of the rules would attract severe penalties, including cancellation of approval to resume domestic operations.

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“It has been brought to the notice of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority that some domestic airline operators have not been complying with the COVID-19 protocols.

“These protocols were released through All Operators Letter (AOL) DG035/20 ref. NCAA/DG/AIR/ 11/16/260, dated Sept. 4 and an Advisory Circular (AC) NCAA-AC-AMS-006, also dated Sept. 4.

“Approval for resumption of domestic operations are predicated on compliance with the above protocols.”

Nuhu added that this was a warning to all domestic operators who were not in compliance to desist from such acts immediately. (NAN)