2023 Hajj: NAHCON, NNPC Strike Deal On Aviation Gas Provide
The Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON) has mentioned it has reached an settlement with the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm (NNPC) for availability of ‘Jet A’ gasoline for seamless transportation of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
Chairman and Chief Government Officer of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, made this recognized in an announcement issued by Fatima Usara, Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the fee, in Abuja.
Hassan suggested the accepted air carriers for this yr’s hajj to satisfy the NNPC for briefing and perfection of the association.
He mentioned the fee determined to seek the advice of with the aviation specialists to hunt skilled recommendation.
The Chairman assured that the fee would work with the recommendation of business’s stakeholders within the curiosity and security of Nigerian pilgrims.
Hassan mentioned steps had already been taken by the fee to curtail any attainable drawbacks within the transportation of pilgrims as soon as it commenced.
“In an effort to guarantee ceaseless provide of Jet A gasoline for the aim of the airlift, NAHCON has made preparations with NNPC to that finish”, he said.
On his half, the Director-Common of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, said that his organisation had inspected all of the designated hajj airlift airports to take inventory of all safety and useful services.
He referred to as on the chosen carriers to stick strictly to the phrases and situations of engagement that they’d signal.
The Director-Common additionally suggested the air carriers to satisfy up with the necessities that will be spelt out within the agreements as NCAA was able to sanction any attainable non compliance.
He decried the delay and cancellation of flights skilled in the course of the 2022 hajj, saying that they’d ripple results on hajj operation in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
Nuhu unhappy: “Over this perpetual bottleneck, NCAA was earlier invited by Common Authority on Civil Aviation (GACA) to measure the extent of impact it has on Madina and Jeddah airports’ Hajj operations.
“Therefore, NCAA has laid down stringent measures to keep away from cancellations and flight delays this yr.”
He additionally expressed concern over the closure of the airspace of the war-torn Sudan.