The Federal Government has sacked all the nine directors of the nine directorates in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The development is see as connected to the hard knocks the various key players in the sector recently slammed on the regulatory body in over the unstable state of the aviation sector particularly as it affected Arik Air and other airlines, Tribune reports.

The Federal Government has taken over the management of Arik Airways and announced lifeline to help keep the distressed company afloat.

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) explained that the government’s decision is in line with its desire to sanitize in the country’s aviation sector to prevent a major catastrophe in the country.

Recall that in late December 2016, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority announced it had fined Arik Air N6m over its passengers’ complaints of delay and inability of the airline to ferry their luggage from London to Lagos from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December, 2016.

The NCAA also directed the airline to pay affected passenger, the sum of $150 each as compensation for inconveniences suffered as a result of the delayed arrival of their luggage, within 30 days of the date of the letter.

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