Africa: Nigerian lawmakers postpone proposed public hearing on aviation bills


The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has postponed the proposed public hearing on the six Executive Bills on civil aviation earlier scheduled to hold from October 20th to 22nd, 2020 with immediate effect.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Chairman House Committee on Aviation, Titus Agbo, a new date for the public hearing will be communicated to stakeholders and members of the public soon.

“The Chair House Committee on Aviation has just informed me that after further consultation within the National Assembly, the Public Hearing on the Aviation Agencies scheduled to start tomorrow Tuesday 20th October has been postponed. A new date will be announced later.”

The lawmakers had initially began a process of amending the Civil Aviation Acts 2006 with a three-day public hearing on the six Executive Bills brought to the National Assembly.

The Bills are seeking to amend certain aspects of the Acts establishing the six agencies being superintended by the Ministry of Aviation.

The agencies include,
1) Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA),
2) Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN),
3) Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA), 4) Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria,
5) Air Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB),
6) Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NIMET).

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji noted that the aviation as a dynamic industry requires constant review of their enabling status to ensure that the country keeps to standard.

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