Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), says the gradual reopening of airports is being done in an organised and controlled manner to ensure passenger safety.
Speaking during a virtual meeting of the Aviation Leadership CEO’s Forum with the Theme: COVID-19: Civil Aviation Regulation in Africa, Director-General, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu said to avoid errors or mistakes in the restart of domestic flights, it must ensure the protocols developed in conjunction with the World Health Organisation, Local health authorities and the Africa Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) were implemented throughout the Aviation ecosystem.
He said the airport was a critical component of the aviation ecosystem which acts as a filter of passengers on health protocols, security and others, adding that if anything was allowed into the aircraft it could be a disaster for the industry.
Captain Nuhu stated that airports must be on the right path and any gaps noticed when Lagos and Abuja airports reopen next week will quickly be fixed before others airports follow.
The NCAA stressed that protocols and guidelines have been given to every sector of the Industry to comply with, which covers all the different functions; technical, financial and health protocols as only those who have met these requirements have been authorised to resume.