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Aviation Unions Urge Tinubu To Scrap 40% Revenue Remittance, Citing Safety Concerns

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Aviation unions, including the National Union of Air Transport Employees and the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, have jointly appealed to President Bola Tinubu to reconsider the 40% Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) remittance imposed on aviation agencies.

Expressing deep concern over the financial strain caused by the remittance, they emphasized that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) functions as a cost-recovery agency, not a revenue-generating one.

Addressing the issue, Drisu Musa, the Chairman of NUATE, highlighted the misconception about the NCAA’s role, clarifying its focus on ensuring the safety of flight operations rather than revenue generation.

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He emphasized the adverse impact of the 40% deduction on oversight functions and staff well-being, urging for the NCAA’s exemption from this policy.

Musa underscored the hindrance caused by the Treasury Single Account (TSA), asserting that it adversely affects critical operational activities, including necessary simulator facilities for flight inspectors.

The unions pleaded for the removal of the NCAA from the TSA framework, appealing to the Federal Government for reconsideration in the interest of flight safety and security.


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