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Payment for trolleys at Nigerian airports to stop soon, says minister

Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for aviation has given an assurance to Nigerians that payment for the use of trolleys at the nation’s airports would stop as soon as the current contractual agreement on the handling of trolley was over.

He explained that the arrangement could not be stopped immediately as it could lead to litigations, adding that the contract would not be reviewed as soon as it ended.

According to him, there were petitions by some users who claimed that trolleys were covered by certain taxes and charges paid by passengers. Sirika did not however state when the contract would end.

Nigeria is the only country in the world where airline passengers pay for trolleys.

“We have had discussions with FAAN on this and we have decided that as soon as this contract ends, we will return back to the old system,’’ he said.

Sirika said that Nigeria was not doing badly in the area of aviation security, adding that the country scored 92.6 per cent in the last International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Audit.

He said that the inauguration of the committee was necessitated by the quest for perfection and the determination to close the 7.4 per cent gap that could harm the industry.

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