Aviation Fuel: NCAA cautions passengers over flight delays

27 July 2016, Lagos — The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has attributed the scarcity of aviation fuel known as Jet A1 to non- functioning of domestic refineries that would enable local refining of the commodity.

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Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Spokesman of the NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye in a chat with Daily Trust said the authority is not responsible for the current situation contrary to claim in some quarters.

Former Commandant of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), retired Group Capt. John Ojikutu, had said there is the need for NCAA to be involved in importation and distribution of aviation fuel.

However the NCAA spokesman said the authority only interfaces with the appropriate agencies to ensure quality control of fuel being imported.

He said in the instant case, the NCAA has done the best within its power to advise airlines on the need to adjust their operations.

Meanwhile, passengers have continued to express rage at some nation’s airports following flight cancellations and delays. It was learnt that many passengers engaged in fight with airline staff over the issue.
– Daily Trust
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