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NCAA seeks waivers on import duties

By Jimoh Babatunde & Daniel Eteghe

LAGOS-To avoid many Nigerian airlines that are currently grappling with  high operating costs from going under, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, ncaa, said it had concluded plans to seek waivers on payment  of import duties on aircraft spare parts.

The Director General, ncaa, Dr. Harold Demurin, who disclosed this while hosting the President, National  Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, Engr. Balami Isaac, said the importation of  spare parts had been identified as a major problem facing the running of airlines in the country.

He told the visiting body, that the issue of waiver was one thing,  he will  take  to the Joint Intelligence Board  at the Presidential  Villa, Abuja,  meant to save the country’s airlines.

In a statement   by  ncaa’s  Head  Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, ncaa boss said: “you cant be wrong supporting  your own and the time for the Federal Government to support the airlines is now.”


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