NCAA Denies Social Media Report On Kano-Lagos Runway Lights Replacement
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has denied a report that has gone viral in the social media claiming the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Mr..Festus Keyamo, SAN, has ordered the removal of airfield lights at Mallam Aminu Kano International to replace the missing airfield lights at Runway 18R at Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos.
A statement signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu, Director General, Civil Aviation reads: “The regulatory body of civil aviation in Nigeria, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wishes to inform the public to disregard the report, as it is not aware of any directive to remove any of the several airfield light systems at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
The NCAA noted that the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano is among the five International airports in the country close to receiving certification as required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Authority wishes to assure the traveling public that it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring continuous safety of flight operations in all sectors of civil aviation in Nigeria.”