The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that the process of issuing an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, is ongoing.
This was disclosed by Director-General of the agency, Capt. Musa Nuhu. Nuhu who said he can’t disclose when the license will be issued, told newsmen in Lagos that some issues are not completely under the purview of NCAA like seeking security clearance for the applicant.
“The only thing I can tell you is that the promoters of that airline have applied and their AOC is ongoing. I don’t have any assurance of when the licenses would be.
“You see, when you apply for AOC or any certification, some issues are not completely under the purview of NCAA like seeking security clearance for the applicant, security agents do that.
“I don’t have control over security agencies to give such clearances. They have applied and it is ongoing, we are waiting for security clearance.”