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Nigerian president signs new aviation safety law
17 November 2006

Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has signed into law a new Civil Aviation Act (2006). The Act which establishes the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) provides fresh guidelines for the aviation industry. The new law seeks to establish aviation safeguards, enforce safety guidelines, improve security checks, prescribe ministerial powers during emergencies, define offences that endanger safety and also enact penalties for violation. It also addresses compensation for passengers, regulates licencing and permits of air transport particularly concerning eligibility, suspension and revocation. (This Day)