House Committee decries N13b debt to FAAN, condemns non remittance of levies by local airlines

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has frowned at the deliberate withholding of levies collected on behalf of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) by some Nigerian Airlines. This followed a passionate appeal made by the managing director of the authority, Captain Rabiu Yadudu during an interactive session with the committee at the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon. The Committee chaired by Honourable Nnolim Nnaji representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu Sate had summoned him to explain the rationale behind the 100 percent increase in passenger service…

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House condemns FG’s use of foreign airlines to evacuate Nigerians overseas

The House Committee on Aviation has condemned the decision by the federal government to engage the services of foreign airlines to evacuate Nigerians abroad when there are three Nigerian carriers that have the capacity to do that.   This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji who called on the federal government to revert to capable indigenous operators to carry out the evacuation exercise.   Nnaji  frowned at the  engagement of foreign airlines like Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways and Emirates to airlift stranded Nigerians from Dubai,…

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Don’t abandon staff this Covid 19 period, Nnaji appeals to Max Air, others

The House Committee Chairman on Aviation, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji has appealed to airlines and private organisations within the aviation sector not to abandon their staff in this period of uncertainties occasioned by COVID19 pandemic. Hon. Nnaji who represents Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu State said he was disturbed by the memo issued to its staff by Max Air to the effect that it would not pay them salaries for the period of the two weeks lockdown directive by the federal government. He noted that “the memo which has now…

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House of Reps assures AIB on relocation of moribund Metallurgical Laboratory

Photo Caption: From left Hon Mohammed Pali, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Aviation; Eng Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau; Hon Nnolim Nnaji, Chairman, House Committee on Aviation; Hon Kasimu Bello-Maigari and Hon Umar Seriki, members of the committee during the House Committee on Aviation oversight visit to Accident Investigation Bureau, Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja on Friday The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has assured the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, that the committee would ensure the relocation of the moribund Metallurgical Science Laboratory…

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House committee chair on Aviation calls for review of FAAN Act

.. Says unbundling of FAAN may lead to efficient, progressive airport development Photo Caption: Patrick Tamba Musa, Senior Transport Engineer, African Development Bank (AFDB); Hon.Nnolim Nnaji, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation; Simon Tumba, CEO/Publisher, NTM; Captain  Dapo Olumide, CEO Ropeways Transport Limited; Ali Magashi, CEO, Kitari Consult Limited at the 2019 NigerianTravelsmart(NTM) Colloquium recently in Lagos. The chairman House Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji has called for the review of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN Act giving it the power to dominate in an area…

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