Reps ask FG to remove redundant planes at airports


The African Aviation Tribune •: □ NIGERIA: (Pics) FAAN again gives aircraft  owners 1 month to clean up airport boneyards.The House of Representatives has urged the federal government to remove all abandoned airplanes at the airports.

The green chamber mandated the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Niger (FAAN) to ensure the clearance of the planes.

The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Samuel Adejare on Thursday during plenary.

Speaking on the abandoned crafts, he said the planes are a visible eyesore that should be removed.

“The non-functional airplanes visible even from the runway demonstrates a low capacity in maintenance and recycling culture in the country,” he said.

Adding that “the space occupied by the abandoned aircraft could generate revenue for the aviation agencies via parking fees and hangar maintenance.”

The Committee on Aviation was asked to make sure the directive is carried out. And the committee is to report back within three (3) weeks for further legislative action

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