Nigeria Customs Service have warned private jet owners, helicopters and planes that if they fail to verify their documents before July 6, 2021, there license will be withdrawn.
The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a media briefing regarding the ongoing audit of privately-owned aircraft operating in Nigeria’s airspace.
Last month, the NCS instructed private aircraft owners in the country to present relevant importation clearance documents to the agency for verification.
According to Attah, “Within two weeks into the 30 days’ verification period, only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation, necessitating this update and reminder to those who have not responded, to do so in order to avoid possible detention of their aircraft.
“We learnt some are coming today or tomorrow for verification. We also know that some brought their private jets under a temporary import certificate, which has expired and not renewed. These are infractions.
“At the end of the verification, some of the things we want to expose will come to light. We will make our findings known on July 6 after the expiration of the 30-day grace window.
Defaulters, Attah stated, will be prosecuted and have their aircrafts impounded.
He noted that private aircrafts owners or their representatives are to report to Room 305, Tariff and Trade Departments, Nigeria Customs Service headquarters, Abuja, from 10am to 5pm between Monday June 7 and Tuesday July 6, 2021.
He added that the required documents for verification are Aircraft Certificate of Registration NCAA’S Flight Operations Compliance Certificate; NCAA’S Maintenance Compliance Certificate; NCAA’S Permit for non-Commercial Flights; and Temporary Import Permit where applicable.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.