NCAA suspends four aviation marketers over fuel contamination
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned about four unauthorised aviation fuel merchants from the airports to clean up the nation’s aviation industry’s fuel supply.
According to the authority, collaborations among aviation agencies, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), and the Department of State Services (DSS) led to the identification of all non-licenced marketers and those with expired licences and their suspension from Nigerian airports.
It was discovered that of the country’s 46 licenced aviation fuel marketers, 36 had valid licences, five had non-valid licences, and five had expired licences. However, four marketers were suspended from the airports following careful examinations.
The development occurred amid numerous reports of aviation fuel contamination, particularly the Max Air fuel spill in Yola, Adamawa State, which caused a stir.