We Did Not Remove Airfield Lights – NCAA

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has refuted claims circulating on social media insinuating that it removed airfield lights from the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) in Kano to replace some at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

The authority further assured the public of the safety of flight operations across all sectors.

The release, signed by the director-general of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu clarified that the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, SAN, issued no directive for the removal of airfield lights at MAKIA.

It further urged the public to disregard what it called a “misleading report”.

NCAA, as the regulatory body for civil aviation in Nigeria, emphasised that it had no knowledge of any directive to remove airfield lights from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA). MAKIA is one of the five international airports in Nigeria undergoing the certification process required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The authority assured travelers that it remained fully committed to maintaining the safety of flight operations across all sectors of civil aviation in Nigeria, leaving no room for compromise.

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