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NCAA wants to be removed from public service

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said on Friday that plans were being made to get the agency out of the public service sector.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said on Friday that plans were being made to get the agency out of the public service sector.

Capt. Nuhu Musa, the Director General of the NCAA, said this at the end of the International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation Event, which was held in Abuja.

Nuhu said this was necessary because the people who worked for the agency were supposed to make at least as much as or even more than the people they were in charge of. He also said that because the NCAA was a public organisation, it had to follow the rules for public service.

He did say, though, that the NCAA was talking to the Ministry of Aviation and the National Assembly to figure out how to finish the process, even though he said it would take a long time.

He also said they were talking to experts in the field to get advice and tips on bringing in the right number and quality of young people to make a big difference in the aviation industry.

When journalists asked how the agency could help increase the number of its staff, Nuhu said, “That’s a very important issue the industry has raised; they are the ones that suffer the most when we do not have adequate staff to cater for the services they require from us.

“Several ICAO documents recommendations reveal that inspectorate division, inspectors and all those serving the industry are supposed to earn at least the same as the people they oversee, but the NCAA being a public sector organisation, is under the civil service rules.

“We are communicating with the relevant authorities, the Ministry of Aviation and National Assembly, to see how NCAA can be removed from the public service sector. ”

He also said, “It’s a long process, but we are speaking to industry experts to seek their experience and advice to attract younger people in the right number and the best quality so that our services to the industry will significantly improve.

“Right now, we have suffered; I can give you an example of a very good experience.

“As a flight operation inspector, you need a very experienced captain to work with; nobody will leave an island to come work for the NCAA and earn 20% of the salary they earn as an airline pilot,” Nuhu said.

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