Ministry of Aviation has issued a 90 day ultimatum to private jets owners to come up with their operational preference, aimed at streamlining their operations in the country.
A statement signed by Fan Ndubuoke, general manager, public affairs of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA said the ultimatum was given at the conclusion of a meeting between the officials of the Ministry of Aviation and stakeholders in the General Aviation sector which warehouse all the owners and operators of private jets.
According to the statement, the ultimatum was given by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Alhaji Mohammed Abass, after the Abuja meeting, which lasted for several hours.
Ndubuoke in the statement explained further that, “as part of the unanimous decisions at the meeting, the blanket ban upon the operators of foreign registered privately operated aircraft in the country has been lifted with conditions attached. As earlier indicated, the 90 days ultimatum is one of the conditions, during which it is expected that all operators would have regularise their documentation to specify their choice of operation.”
He concluded that, “during this moratorium, it is still subsisting that no private Jet owner will be allowed to surreptitiously convert his Jet for commercial purposes.
At the end, it was agreed by all present at the meeting that any violator during the ultimatum and at expiry will be visited with much more stiffer penalties than earlier earmarked.”

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