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.”