The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to stop domestic flights in the country.
In a letter addressed to local airlines, NCAA said it has observed that some airlines are breaching the protocols put in place to curb the spread of COVID 19. The regulatory agency warned defaulters to desist or face “severe penalties” including cancellation of approval to resume domestic operations.
The letter titled, ‘Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Protocol’ and signed by NCAA director-general, Capt Musa Nuhu read,
“It has been brought to the notice of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority that some domestic airline operators have not been complying with the COVID-19 protocol as released through All Operators Letter (AOL) DG 035/20 ref. NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/260 dated 4th September, 2020 and Advisory Circular (AC) NCAA-AC-AMS-006 dated 4th September, 2020.”
NCAA made it clear that the resumption of domestic operations was based on the compliance with protocols put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).