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Senate passes Civil Aviation Bill

The Civil Aviation Bill 2022, which seeks to repeal the Civil Aviation Act 2006, has on Tuesday been passed by the Senate.

The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation.

The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi, in his presentation, said the bill aimed to provide an effective legal and Institutional framework for the regulation of civil aviation in Nigeria to conform with the standards and recommended practices set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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He added that the piece of legislation would, among others, establish rules of operation and divisions of responsibility within the Nigerian civil aviation system to promote aviation safety.

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

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He added that “the bill when passed will apply to all persons holding licenses that have been issued or validated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.”

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