Abuja - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been directed to compute and recover the five percent passenger fuel surcharge payable to government from foreign airlines operating in the country, Businessday reported on Tuesday.
Senate Committee on Aviation, led by Senator Hope Uzodinma, gave the directive at a public hearing to probe the activities of foreign airlines operating in the country.
The committee discovered that despite being the standard practice worldwide, foreign airlines operating in Nigeria do not remit the said surcharge from all tickets sold to their passengers. However, most of the airlines have agreed to comply with the payment provided it is backed by the law.
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