The House of Representatives has assured that the committee would continue to protect the interest of Nigeria and business entities operating in the country.
This is just as he also said that the Committee would have a closed door meeting with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the new safety threshold handling rates for indigenous and international carriers.
The Chairman, House Committee on Aviation,Hon. Nnolim Nnaji,made these statements today at a meeting with the representatives of the Aviation Ground Handling Association of Nigeria (AGHAN), Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Airline Operators Committee (AOC), International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and NCAA in Abuja .
The meeting with the regulatory agency, he explained was necessary because of the importance of the new rates, assuring that the committee would continue to protect the interest of Nigeria and business organisations operating in the country.
According to him, ”The meeting with the Director-General of NCAA is important because we believe his inputs is necessary for us to take a decision. The issue at hand is very important for the growth of the Nigerian civil aviation industry.
”Whatever we are going to come out with as a committee will be for the good of the industry.”
Though, the Committee Chairman did not say when the next adjourned date would by, he however gave assurance that the meeting would be held very soon
The meeting of the Committee with the stakeholders came on the heels of the petition written by AON and AOC calling for the committee’s on the new aircraft ground handling rate of $3900.
Following the petition, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation led by Nnaji had advised that the new aircraft ground handling rare be suspended for now to allow the House to meet with all the parties involved.