Chinazor Megbolu |
The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has said that Aviation Laws Review will kick off Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
The committee added that the amendments of the six Civil Aviation Acts will commence on Tuesday.
They made this known during a 3-day public hearing and declaration for the review of the six executive bills brought to the National Assembly.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Mr. Nnolim Nnaji hinted that aviation is a dynamic industry, which needs constant review.
“Aviation as a dynamic industry requires constant review of enabling status to ensure that the country keeps to standard.
“I understand that the last review was done about fourteen years ago (2006) and l can tell you that within this period, a lot of changes have happened, globally and this must have necessitated the proposed review from the Executive arm,” Nnaji said.
He urged stakeholders and the members of the public especially the frequent air passengers and aviation community to make time to either attend or send well-articulated memoranda that will guide the legislators in amending the Acts.
According to him; “the amendment would engender robust debate and discussions that will at the end of the day prepare grounds for qualitative amendment bills that will reposition the country’s air transport sector for a greater future”.
Meanwhile, the laws to be reviewed are the ones establishing the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NIMET) and Air Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB).
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