Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended all non licensed aircraft fuelers and expired license holders’ operations around Nigerian airports.
The NCAA said this at the inauguration of the joint NCAA Audit Committee of all Aviation Fuel Activities in Nigeria
Director General Civil Aviation, Captain Musa Nuhu who said this stated that the detection of non licensed aircraft fuelers and expired license holders was achieved in collaboration with the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA).
Nuhu who was represented by Director, Operations, Licensing & Training Standards,Capt. Ibrahim Bello Dambazau said: “This collaboration with NMPDRA has yielded positive results so far. The collaboration has led to the identification of all non licensed fuelers and those with expired licenses. That has led to suspension of all their activities in the airport in Nigeria.”
He also said an All Operators Letter (AOL) has been issued mandating operators to comply with all requirements for fueling as approved. He further stressed that the NCAA has heightened surveillance to ensure complete and full compliance
According to him, the recent fuel contamination incidents, particularly of Max Air, has generated attention even beyond the country.
“This has created negative publicity in the industry and a level of fear amongst the public, which is justified. ” He said.
Nuhu assured that Nigerian skies are safe as the NCAA has always been thorough in granting approvals. He also said the CAAs oversight responsibilities which include surveillance and audits of all operators has increased.