A new automated payment system has been placed on hold at Nigerian airports.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced the temporary suspension of the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP).
The system is meant to collect five per cent of the Ticket and Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC) from domestic airlines according to the Civil Aviation act of 2006. A payment expected to be made in immediately the airlines are paid by their customers.
But a 15 billion naira backlog of the TSC/CSC led to the suspension. The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) called for the suspension of the automation of the remittance system.
The General Manager, Public Relation at NCAA, Sam Adurogboye said the system has been put on hold to enable further discussions between the NCAA and the airlines with regard to its implementation.
He adds that “what is being done now is `pay as you go’ so that debt that the airlines owed the authority can be reduced.’’