OrderPaperToday – The Senate has made a stride to align Nigeria’s civil aviation law to meet global best practices.

This was done on Tuesday when the senators passed a bill seeking to provide an effective legal and institutional framework for the regulation of civil aviation in Nigeria.

This was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation, headed by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi West).

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The Civil Aviation Bill 2022, which seeks to repeal the Civil Aviation Act 2006, would conform with the standards and practices set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Sen. Adeyemi, in his presentation, noted that the aim of the bill was to provide an effective legal and Institutional framework for the regulation of civil aviation in Nigeria, adding that the bill would establish rules of operation and divisions of responsibility within the Nigerian civil aviation system in order to promote aviation safety.

He further noted that the bill, when passed, will be applicable to all persons holding licenses that have been issued or validated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

It would “ensure that Nigerians obligations under International aviation agreements are implemented; and consolidate the laws relating to civil aviation in Nigeria”, he said.

Recall that the senate recently passed another aviation-related bill on global practices on training.

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