The Airline Operators of Nigeria and the Minister of Aviation , Hadi Sirika , clashed at the Senate on Monday when the aircraft owners sought the inclusion of their members on the board of the National Civil Aviation Authority .
The minister and the AON representative, Chinasa Unaegburam , tacked each other at the opening of a three – day public hearing on six executive bills meant to reorganise and restructure the six agencies in the aviation sector for efficiency and growth .
Unaegburam had proposed an amendment to Section 5 of the NCAA Act to make provisions for AON members on its board.
She said , “ They (AON ) are people who are operating the airlines and they can give a perspective to policies .
The AON also sought an amendment to Clause 23 of the NCAA Act , seeking a reduction of the five per cent contract and service charge .
Unaegburam said , “ On the cost of imposing five per cent contract sales and service charge; that five per cent has been in law since 2006 . Our proposal is that consideration be given to lowering that percentage .