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Reps accuse NCAA of hiding IGR, threaten to remove MD, others
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 1 Dec 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The House of Representatives has accused the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of hiding billions of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and depriving the nation of its financial responsibility.

The House of Reps Committee on Finance threatened to remove the Managing Director and other top officials from the authority to allow for more transparent leaders.

Representative James Falake (APC-Lagos) said this at the resumed interactive session with revenue-generating agencies in Abuja on Friday.

He said the NCAA was hiding revenue generated, which was why it refused to give the committee the requested data on the number of passengers that flew airlines.

He, however, promised that the committee would get the money no matter how hard the NCAA tried to hide it.

“You people have consistently reported a negative balance. I have done so much research this year on the NCAA, which is why I have so much information.

“If we further compel you to provide such information, somebody else will occupy that office,” he said.

The committee unanimously agreed that if the NCAA came back and could not produce the requested document on or before Dec. 14, it would affect their seat.

The committee said it was empowered by law to scrutinise the NCAA’s document and must be tendered on request, adding that anything such as presenting the paper would be a waste of time.

The committee said the abandoned recklessness in the nation’s domestic airlines was unprecedented.

Falake demanded comprehensive details on how the NCAA arrived at the data of passengers flying month by month and which airline carried the passengers submitted before it.

He urged the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) to also produce its reconciliation of the revenue shared by the NCAA, adding that it was not enough for the NCAA to give it just N2 billion without proper reconciliation.

Falake, however, asked the NCAA to produce “the total number of passengers that flew all airlines every month, the airline, and how many passengers they carried.



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