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Corruption stops airlines from paying aviation charges

04 November 2013, 18:59

Lagos - Airline owners in Nigeria have decided to stop paying aviation charges as stipulated by the various agencies in the country, Punch reports.

This was made known by the Airline Operators of Nigeria through spokesman of the group, Alhaji Mohammed Tukur.

Tukur pointed out that the charge  imposed on airline operators by the aviation agencies that include the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), were too high.

While complaining about how corruption had crashed the aviation sector, he gave an instance with the latest armoured car scandal involving the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, where she was accused of purchasing two  bulletproof BMW vehicles worth N225 million with public funds.

Read more at Punch.


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