The Aviation Ground Handling Association of Nigeria is calling for the Federal Government’s intervention in establishing fair handling rates for ground handlers.

The President of AGHAN, Mr Olaniyi Adigun, while speaking with journalists in Lagos, said the NCAA and the Federal Government needed to come together to set up a minimum safety threshold handling rates for the subsector.

According to him, AGHAN was willing to work with the NCAA to set up operating standards, safety and security standards; establish minimum safety threshold handling rates within the sector; encourage an enabling environment to attract capital inflow into the sector through local and foreign investors; and encourage healthy competition among the players without compromising safety, security and the economic interest of the nation.

He said, ‘’Any rates below the established safety threshold ground handling rates has the tendency to jeopardise safety and security and loss of revenue to the Federal Government through the five per cent concessionary fees paid by the handling companies to the government.”

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