FG suspends the application of the $300 tax for helicopter landings

Following a meeting with the management of Nigerian airline operators, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, temporarily suspended the application of the collection of helicopter landing fee at airfields, heliports and landing strips.

This was revealed on Friday in a statement signed by the Press Officer, Odutayo Oluseyi.

He indicated that the suspension of the collection of the fee for helicopters came into effect as of May 30, 2024.

The PUNCH reports that the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development ordered helicopter operators to pay a new landing charge of $300, which was to be collected by NAEBI Dynamic Concept Limited on behalf of the Federal Government.

As a result, oil unions expressed concern that the tax could disrupt oil and gas industry operations.

Keyamo then formed a committee comprising members of the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development and its relevant agencies, Nigerian airline operators, international oil companies and Messers NAEBI Dynamic Concept Ltd.

It tasked the committee to address concerns raised by stakeholders and is due to submit a report by the end of June.

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