Automate remittance or face sanction, NCAA tells airlines

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given all domestic airlines that are yet to fully automate their remittance of the five per cent Ticket and Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC) to do so on or before ending of December or be sanctioned.

The five per cent TSC/CSC is the revenue accruable to the aviation agencies through NCAA as contained in Part V Section 12(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006.

The section mandates the airlines to collect the charges paid by the passengers on behalf of NCAA and remit same appropriately and in real time.

General Manager of Public Relations at NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, on Thursday in Lagos said NCAA only suspended its January 31 ultimatum issued to the airlines on the implementation of the remittance.

National Daily gathered that all airlines, under the aegis of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) had earlier opposed the introduction of the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP) for revenue collection.

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But Adurogboye argued that “What happened was that a committee was set up by the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman and it held series of meetings with the operators over its implementation”.

“Following these meetings, most of the airlines have automated their payment systems and we have about three remaining. We are, however, expecting all of them to key into the process by December,” he said.

Continuing, he revealed “For now, most of them are remitting the five per cent TSC/CSC as at when due,” noting that “Some have also been working on how to clear the old debts and we are hoping that everything will soon be resolved.”

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