The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has extended the validity of licences of Air Crew, and other critical operational staff including the suspension of the processing of new certificates and licences in response to the COVID-19 Shutdown.
This development was made known by the Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, who in a letter of appreciation to the director general of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu titled letter of appreciation for extension of license validity expressed appreciation to the NCAA boss for the good gesture.
The AON in the letter signed by its chairman, Sir Nogie Meggison Chairman commended Capt. Nuhu for extending the approval to all airlines including the simplifying processes within the Authority.
Capt. Meggison explained that: “Furthermore, with regards to the suspension in processing of new certificates and licences, we understand the need for the authority to scale down its manpower in line with the skeletal operations of other CAA worldwide as verification and coordination have proven difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain Social Distance. On return to full operations, we kindly appeal that you give priorities to the backlogs and also simplify by digitalizing the processes for approval to modern day technology.
“We acknowledge the proactive changes you are bringing into the CAA and we hope this will be sustained during your tenure”.