The Vice Chairman, Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, Mr. Allen Onyema, wants the Federal Government to review upward salaries of staff of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.
He said this had become necessary for the aviation regulatory body to attract and retain the best talents with the requisite experience and qualifications to discharge their oversight responsibilities creditably.
Speaking at the 2021 Brazil-Nigeria Aviation and Defence Trade Forum 2021 organised by the Embassy of Brazil, the AON Vice Chairman stated that, the agency was not able to poach top talent in the industry because its salary structure leaves much to be desired, stressing , the Federal Government should remove the NCAA from the civil service salary structure.
“Their salaries should be upwardly reviewed to match the airlines’ salary structure, as nobody wants to go there to work but they(current staff) are doing their best, which is very commendable. This is a patriotic call”.
He hinted that some of the people working in the agency were due for retirement and tired but still in service because the NCAA cannot afford to hire quality staff to replace them.