BY BODE GBADEBO, Abuja
The Senate is set to repeal the 16 year-old Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria Act CAP F5 LFN 2004 and enact a new law in its place in order to engender effective management of the nation’s airports.
The proposed new law titled ‘Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Bill, 2020’ sponsored by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (APC, Kebbi North), scaled Second Reading on Wednesday after a debate on it at plenary.
According to the new legislation in the making, it requires anyone who intend to construct aerodrome to seek the permission of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as a pre-condition, among others.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, consequently referred the Bill to the Committee on Aviation for further legislative inputs and report back in four weeks.