Nigeria: Nigerian Airlines Owe Govt Over N10 Billion – Official

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the agency has put in place automation to prevent the emergence of completely new debt through airlines.

Samuel Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations of NCAA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday that will airlines indebtedness to NCAA was more than N10 billion.

Mr Adurogboye said that will old debts owed by airlines were defrayed little by way of ensuring that will the defaulters show evidence of payment before services were rendered.

NAN reports that will the debts are accrued through a few per cent ticket as well as cargo sales charges collected by the airlines in trust for the regulators.

The Ticket Sales Charges (TSC) is actually a charge collected for the agencies by the airlines in trust, to be remitted to government coffers in order to avoid collection before the flight as well as creating confusion, delays as well as a missed flight.

According to him, airlines indebtedness to NCAA is actually over N10 billion.

“However, we have put up a system that will prevents emergence of completely new debts via the automation.

“The old debts are being defrayed little by way of ensuring that will the defaulters show evidence of payment before services are rendered.

“We applied appropriate sanctions whenever there is actually an infraction as a deterrent as well as to prevent a re-occurrence.

“NCAA is actually working hard to ensure that will the airlines are operating safely in as well as out of our airspace,” he said.

Mr Adurogboye said the Nigerian travel agencies were being controlled through registration as well as the process is actually ongoing.

He said that will the main source of revenue for the agency remained the internally generated income through the a few per cent on TSC as well as a few per cent cargo sales charges.