FG to crack down on illegal jet operations, uncertified pilots


Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, has announced the federal government’s crackdown on illegal flights and uncertified personnel in the aviation sector. During an appearance on a Channels Television program, Keyamo revealed that they have received credible information about these activities and are set to prosecute those involved.

Keyamo explained that some private jet owners obtain approval from aviation regulators to use their aircraft for personal purposes, such as flying family or friends. However, after obtaining the necessary license, they engage in commercial flights, which is against regulations.

He emphasized the government’s determination to address this issue, stating, “I am coming for them because the president has given us marching orders. We are not going to allow this to happen.”

Keyamo highlighted the safety implications of such unauthorized commercial flights and emphasized the economic sabotage involved. He warned that stringent measures, including grounding planes and revoking licenses, would be taken against offenders, regardless of their connections.

Additionally, Keyamo noted the importance of training and retraining for personnel involved in aviation, expressing concern that some uncertified individuals are operating private aircraft. He emphasized the need for accountability within the system to prevent such malpractices.

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