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Comply with insurance cover regulations or face sanctions — NCAA tells airlines

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has urged airlines and other service providers in the subsector to comply with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) 2022 on insurance cover, threatening to sanction defaulting operators.

NCAA director-general Musa Nuhu, in a statement issued Sunday, said the directive was contained in a letter referenced NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/369 of August 11, 2023.

Mr Nuhu said the letter, signed by him, was addressed to all airlines and allied aviation service providers.

According to him, the need for compliance followed the coming into force of Nig. CARs 2022 on July 10, 2023, mandating all airlines to comply with Part 18.14.1.1 of the regulations.

“Specifically, Part 18.14.1.1 of the regulations provides, amongst others, that all airlines and other allied aviation service providers must not operate without adequate and valid insurance cover, submitting to the authority copies of valid insurance certificates,” Mr Nuhu stated. “They must also provide evidence of payment of premium and other policy documents of insurance cover of not less than three months as specified in IS: 18.14.1.1.”

Mr Nuhu stressed this included having “insurance documents which must be adequate and renewed before the expiration of the current policy and be submitted to the NCAA as soon as it is renewed.”

He said non-adherence to the regulation would attract immediate sanctions, including grounding aircraft and acting against any airline or service provider that defaulted.

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