All private aircraft owners to commence verification on their documents – NCS


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that private aircraft owners in Nigeria are expected to commence verification on their documents.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the NCS said it will start taking stock of all privately owned aeroplanes in the country to ensure strict compliance with all regulations.

Mr Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Commission said:

“Consequently, Nigeria Customs Service in line with its statutory functions as provided for in part III sections 27, 35, 37, 45, 46, 47, 52, 56, 63 and 64.

“Part XI sections 144, 145, 155, 160, 161 and 164 as well as part XII sections 167, 168, 169, 173 and 174 of the Customs and Excise Management Act, hereby invites all the owners of private aircraft in the country to come forward with their relevant importation clearance documents for verification.

“The expected documents are aircraft certificate of registration, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s Flight Operations Compliance Certificate and NCAA’s Maintenance Compliance Certificate.

“NCAA’s Permit for Non-Commercial Flights and Temporary Import Permit. All such owners or their representatives are to report to room 305, Tariff and Trade Department, Customs’ headquarters”, the statement read.



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