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Monday, May 6, 2013

Private jet owners in Nigeria barred from carrying friends, associates

How can the federal government tell anyone who to carry and not to carry on their private jets? Sounds kinda ridiculous to me but maybe they have a reason for this? 

A new policy called the National Civil Aviation Policy, 2013 has been introduced by the federal government banning private jet owners from carrying their friends and business associates on board their aircraft. They are only allowed to carry family members, while companies with private jets are only allowed to carry their employees or members of the Boards of Directors.

Read what the NCAP policy states after the cut...


National Civil Aviation Policy 2013 states
Approval or clearance from the Director-General, NCAA, will not be required from Nigerians operating non-revenue flights with appropriate insurance policies in the following cases:
*For private aircraft owned or leased by individuals, only the family members of the owner/lessee of the aircraft will be permitted on board as passengers.
*For private aircraft owned or leased by companies or corporate entities, only the employees and members of the Board of Directors of the company will be permitted on board as passengers.
*For aircraft belonging to non-scheduled or scheduled operators, only the employees and members of the Board of Directors of the company or the corporation may be permitted on board as passengers; all operators will declare the identities of all passengers on non-revenue charter flights in the appropriate general declaration forms prior to obtaining ATC clearance.

Nigerian carriers operating revenue passenger charter flights will be required to have a current non-scheduled or scheduled operator permit with operations manual that contains flight duty time limitations, which will be strictly monitored on regular basis.

Retention of foreign registered aircraft in Nigeria will not be permitted beyond a period of 15 days from date of entry. However, the Minister of Aviation may, in certain circumstances, grant the extension of this period for up to 60 days.

Anyway, wetin concern us? We no get private jet so...

137 comments:

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Then why is it a "PRIVATE" jet? #LongHiss

Anonymous said...

Another attack on ameachi

missy said...

Wat a stupid policy!!just like telln sm1 who to carry in dier car..can't imagine wat dier reasons will be..so if sm1 has to go smwhr with an assoiate who doesn't own a jet wat'll happen??

Anonymous said...

Well you all wanted "A Breath of Fresh Air". Now you got it. Good luck to you. Good luck to me. Good luck to N170 million Nigerians!!

MY TURN said...

GBAM!!!Chai all them runz girls and baby mama's don hear am ooo same goes to gigolos and baby daddy's. hehehehehehehehe

Ice Princess said...

I agree with some parts of the policy,then fault the part that requires one to carry only family members, sounds kind of ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

The dumb people making dumb laws!

Anonymous said...

What about their girlfriends?

Anonymous said...

Well it means as the elections are nearing their will be more political assassinations
They want to make sure theren't any collateral damages a la azazi/kaduna governor. I will be careful to be flying on these planes anyway. You don't know who has enemies or or has vexed the government. Like Bakare said last year "you fly alone, you die alone".

Anonymous said...

GEJ is clearly under severe pressure.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the correct words were...you fly privately, you die privately.

Anonymous said...

Dat rubbissh mtcheeew

Anonymous said...

You cant blame them... They were probably commercialising their jets on the side.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right......in a country where the rich is above the law...smh....just another reason for egunje.

Anonymous said...

Guess dey av a particular reason for dis law cos I don't c y dey shud tell a jet owner whom τ̅☺ carry in dier jet and whom nt τ̅☺... D@ts dier biz

Anonymous said...

Linda,You obviously dont understand it all.
The regulatory body is trying to regulate the use of private jets because the private jet charter companies are cutting corners and they are not remitting as they should to the authority,Nigerian govt is losing alot of money Hence the need to monitor them closely.they are trying to spell out the people with private jets and the private charter companies.
You get it.

ugo said...

Arrant nonsense! They don't just kno wat to do!

benedictodum said...

Dats y it is private na

ExoticEyez MiMi said...

Yikes they just took the fun right out of the private jet thingy. Now mistresses and lady friends will be tagged ....... so they can be taken for a joyride on these toys.

Zaynab Maleek said...

Lmao! Psquare's shakara don end!

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous. How can u tell sm1 that only his family members r allowed on board. Naija policies tho.

Anonymous said...

Ughhhhhh why do we always have to be backwards?? What can be reason enough for stripping ppl of their rights all the damn time. I hate stupidity, the government has proved over again they are a group of worthless insensible individuals.

Bella

Anonymous said...

RUBBISHH!! This makes no sense whatsoever! Nigerians should riot. Or better still, seek counsel from civil aviation authorities from other countries! How can u say peopls should not carry friends? Its like saying you should not carry friends in ur car or ur boat. So that people will fly commercial!! Ndi ara!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LMAOOOOO!!! This country is full of dumb asses. DUMB DUMB DUMB. Sheesh

Buks said...

I know sha say na Aboki go draft this kind of senseless policy , like any other person boards the plane they would have to present a birth certificate and DNA . Oshisco .

Anonymous said...

Welcome development. Private and corporate owners use those jets as lobby tools. I am sure they will still find ways around it.

Wale said...

How? Thats a belated ques.Its bn done.Period.All in a bid 2 ensure dat Amechi doesnt av d opportunity of travelling round d countrty.Any Jonathan remember say u no b God.Ask Abacha,he do pass u

Sharon Obuns. said...

E concern me,because I intend to have one in future(Linda help me claim it). My problem with the FG is that they always do what is not neccessary. They waste time on stupid issues that is not their business. Is it what they voted them to do? What's their business with who they carry? Soon they'll tell car owners who not to carry and tell us colours of cloths we should not be wearing. Mtttcchheewww.

Anonymous said...

nonsense! N de say we r practicin democracy

Anonymous said...

Does it mean that one cannot hire a private jet? If that is not happening then it is a way to kill this growing industry

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous. Its called private for a reason. These guys are not serious. Or are too many gir friends being transported lol

Anonymous said...

TSA proposes screening private jet passengers
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A small jet is towed past other planes at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., in October 2001. Just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan, Teterboro Airport is one of the nation's busiest airports for corporate jets and small private planes.
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By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Travelers who fly on private corporate jets would have to clear background checks before boarding under a new proposal made Thursday by the Transportation Security Administration.
The TSA is seeking to impose the security requirements on roughly 15,000 corporate jets and 315 small airports that currently have none.

A group of private-plane owners and pilots warned that the proposal could be costly and represent an unprecedented intrusion into private flying. Hundreds of thousands of people travel each year on such jets.

There is no specific threat to corporate jets, but the TSA said in its 260-page proposal that many are the same size and weight as commercial planes "and they could be used effectively to commit a terrorist act." Private jets, possibly packed with explosives, could fly into a building or could transport terrorists or dangerous materials, the TSA said.

"This is an important milestone," said Michal Morgan, TSA head of general aviation security. "It's the evolution of security into a new operating environment."

The proposal would take effect next year at the earliest and be phased in over two years. The TSA said it would cost $200 million a year, with corporate jet owners paying 85%.

Passengers would have to be checked against a terrorist watch list, just like airline passengers. They would also have to give their names and birth dates. The TSA says the checks would likely be done by companies that specialize in the process.

Morgan said passengers who regularly fly on corporate jets could be cleared once and would not have to face background checks again. Pilots of corporate jets would also have to pass criminal background checks.

The proposal does not require physical screening of passengers and does not regulate more than 150,000 smaller piston planes.

Andy Cebula, government-affairs chief for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, warned that the TSA might try to regulate the small planes in the future. "It's a big step," Cebula said. "It would be like if you were driving your car and now you had to go through a background check."

OMOTEE said...

Abi nah Linda!!!wetin be our own,if dey like make dem carry horse and cow put inside the jet...Na dem sabi...

Anonymous said...

Na them sabi.

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Rubbish! Na dem sabi ooo...exactly just ℓi̶̲̥̅ke wat u said Linda....wetin concern us...we no get private jet so!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Too bad for King of Africa and his friends. Hehehehehe! no more orgies in d sky.

Anonymous said...

This is to say sugar daddies can no longer carry their babes in their private jets! Mbom!!! Lwkmd. Buh on a more serious note, d FG does not have any right to tell who whom to carry in their JET.It's not done haba!!!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A RIDICULOUS COUNTRY CALLED NIGERIA
ALL BECAUSE OF AMAECHI, JONATHAN HAS NO SHAME! WE ALL HAVE TO SUFFER

Anonymous said...



"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

"Background checks", my ass.

Anonymous said...



"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

"Background checks", my ass.

Anonymous said...

Linda this policy will discourage the rate at some individuals use to buy the private jet like sachet water..We Nigerians have serious problem,we complain when they fine them with heavy tax we also complain when they leave them without policy..Please government alone let the fins a way to discourage the norm.

Anonymous said...

Even if I v d money wud rather go 1st class or use a helicopter(much cooler). But wud like d liberty 2 enter a friend's if possible. So dis rule will suck 4 pple dat v show off frnds. Just sayin...

Anonymous said...

IS THAT THERE BUSINESS, WHEN I GIVE A RIDE TO A FRIEND? WHERE HAS THAT BROKEN THE LAW? SOMETIMES I WONDER WHAT OUR GOVT OFFICIALS DO ALL DAY THAN TO BRING STUPID POLICIES THAT WONT HELP THE SYSTEM/ECONOMY.

Anonymous said...

Oya, runz babes, take bus and meet them there.

Anonymous said...

How this one take concern us?na there problems be dat

Anonymous said...

hahhahaaaa see me wey dey talk of 200k 2 take promote my song dat was produced by dekumzy,wots my biss may dem go relax 4 guter jor nd switie post my commentooo, e b lik say na by force i go dey by force u @westino

ASA said...

All this new decree is only because of the President's face off with Governor of Rivers State (Amaechi). Why will NCAA tell you who to and who not to carry in your own private jet. This is like the Road Safety Commission telling you who to and who not to carry in your car.
Let politics not dictate to us how to live a good life. Why must political differences dictate to people how to run their lives? President Jonathan is showing the other side of his dictatorial leadership. When you think such a man is quiet and gentle, then you are thinking wrongly.

Dirty and evil politicians

Soledayo said...

This stupidity's directed @ Rotimi Amaechi,there's a reason why it's called 'private' jet muppets.

Jackie said...

The last paragraph makes it completely clear that this is a deliberate witch-hunting. Governor Amaechi falls into that category. At the time we are about to start seeing a change in our aviation industry, everything is now running back to its troubled root....politics.

Anonymous said...

Reason for this is that 95% of the private jet owners hire them out when idle. thereby making money from it as commercial airline. so if you need to carry people then apply for commercial operators license.

Anonymous said...

Everybody stay there and do nothing, very soon they will tell you that only family members can enter you CAR!!

Anonymous said...

Reason for this is that 95% of the private jet owners hire them out when idle. thereby making money from it as commercial airline. so if you need to carry people then apply for commercial operators license.

ugo said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Animal Farm tinz lol smdh

amina said...

Rubbish, Hw can someone tell me who nd who to carry inside my own private jet!!!! Wen I tak my money buy!!!!!

BLOGLORD said...

sounds dumb to me. for my own property again?

chimka melvis said...

n my jet is arriving tomorrow d plan was to party hard on it.. wit friends this government can fall hands kai

Peesayz said...

This law was made specially for Rotimi Amaechi

Check What Flavour Did With His Waist

Anonymous said...

For your mind*yimu*

Anonymous said...

Datz rubbish!!!d next wil private car owners.Aviation ministry my arse.

sQo said...

This Is D U M B. Dumb Nigerians in high places making Dumb policies and laws. So As a Dangote or Adenuga, I can't take my security detail with me. So foolish

Anonymous said...

Commercial Airline operators' might have hands in this new policy. Maybe the influx of private jets has reduced their sales. Na them sabi

Neky_luvv said...

Who dash monkey jet? @ chimka melvis.u wish right??? Oshisco!

Don said...

This is crap nau. Nigerian policies can be enemies of progress. They should stop rubbish.

MK said...

U understand the restriction at all? Its more targeted at runs gals and actresses posing in private jets hired or owned by deir politician bfs UNLESS their papa or relation rent the private jet den dey can continue posing......So no be psquare matter

Juicy Lucy said...

Nigeria is a joke!!!
Is like telling me not to carry my friends in my Rolls Royce...
Abegiiii make Goodluck find another means to fight Amechi.
What you are saying is that I can no longer fly with Godswill Akpabio on his Private Jet??? Na lie!!!

Anonymous said...

Psquare G̶̲̥̅̊☺ No private jet °ºĶ. They are just there forming with their clients jet. Oyedepo and Linda Ikeji are private jet owners.

Anonymous said...

so that they can be able to mastermind their plan...

felix said...

How does a policy like this help an economy like ours? How does it tackle insecurtiy? Do we have leaders who think at all? Na wa o. All of a sudden, all eyes are on private jet owners, what's the big deal? Are private jets the reason for the political impunity and insecurity we see all around. God help us to admit and desire to solve our problems.

promise said...

Firstly it was negative broadcast of Adeboye's Jet by Al-Jazeera, nw it's tightening up on private Jet owners. Believe it or not, there's more to this issue of private jet. Let's watchout for there next step.

ihuoma said...

Its simply because ppl who own private jets use them as charter flights without proper reg n documentation, thus making profits which are not taxable.

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Anonymous said...

is the aviation minister still in the office?. this one tire me o

Dr.pinch said...

Imagine having a car and only your family members are allowed to ride in it. This our Nigeria sef, I knw this policy is targeted at punishing some people.

Anonymous said...

Lols, naija sef.its well

Anonymous said...

Lol, lindi u no get private but me sef get one for dream. Which means it will be a physical tin soon , so pple that own jets nw shld fight aganist this policy nw cos I no fit shout. Afterall my own is still parked in my dream

Anonymous said...

Good though...

Paulette said...

This is just ridiculous, it's like saying goverment can determine who I carry in my car, what of those that use it for business purposes nko?! Mtchewwwww....

Anonymous said...

Nonesense,what a useless policy and law.

Akanchawa said...

Lies.....make Oga IBB borrow person private jet like he usually does make una come stop am for airport or ground the jet....Una no go know Wetin hit una after that day ....Ndi ara

Anonymous said...

Now all dem mistresses, super models, and beauty queens sneaking into dem jets get to be exposed hehehehehe.... Madam's hint*

Anonymous said...

wow i love this,this is one of the best thing FG has done.

olawale29 said...

You be olodo. So you don't know the meaning of lessee.

olawale29 said...

Olodo wey no know the meaning of lessee.

Anonymous said...

Highly classified bull crap. Msheeew.

Nollywood Forever said...

sounds ridiculous... and what if you have no family... You must fly alone? Nonsense pipul

Anonymous said...

All the chics posing inside private jet, sorry o. Even the lagos big girl who travels in the governors private jet, back to commercial planes

Anonymous said...

Wetin concern me for this matter,I no get privet jet so wat,or linda abi u get one!

ajibade oladapo said...

"Approval or clearance from the Director-General, NCAA, will not be required from Nigerians operating non-revenue flights with appropriate insurance policies in the following cases...."
A cursory look at the foregoing intro of the National Civil Aviation Policy 2013 indicates that private jet owners are not totally barred from carrying friends e.t.c
It only state that owners of the jet would not need approval from Director-General, NCAA for their families but would have to apply for approval to have their friends and associate fly with them anytime the need arises.
friends of jet owners, do not worry, your friend only need to apply.

Olaleye Adisa said...

Na whao, all dis rubbish is because of their 2015 nonsense election.

Anonymous said...

if dem lik mak dem kip police check point 4 air..dem by der self go dey kill der self

Anonymous said...

What's my own on top private jet! Abeg,anoda gist! Till I get my own I will take a review on dat silly,dumb policy... 9ja issues plenty sha!

datsharpguy said...

Ode oshi they never said commercial jetz

Anonymous said...

Jet owned by Pentecostal Churches will now carry only born again Christians?

Anonymous said...

Abeg who be this king of Africa? Orgies?? Smh.

Anonymous said...

Sick pple they wil soon tel us who to carry in our cars

Kid Rozay said...

Thank God!! My dad's friends will return to their economy tickets!

Anonymous said...

Dis our govt sha! Its like sayin u can't hv non family members in ur car! Anyway e no concern me sha. I no kuku get private jet neither do I knw any1 who owns 1 eida. Na dem knw.

ebony0107 said...

Lmfao...Naija ooo!

Anonymous said...

What about girlfriends?

Anonymous said...

Sick pple they wil soon tel us who to carry in our cars

Anonymous said...

omg,so my friends can't fly with me anymore?? this is just rubbish.

Anonymous said...

This is Jonathan in action against Rotimi Amechi. Our leaders are just dumb.

Anonymous said...

what kind of stupid law is this??? so why is it called private jet then??

Romey ChuckBass said...

Hehehe Funny u...simply hilarious

Anonymous said...

Lmfao @kidrozay like say ur papa get private jet

Anonymous said...

There are more pressing issues to deal with in this God forsaken country. Healthcare, phcn, road. The list is endless. Awon were. Clueless idiot. Nigeria does not even have a national carrier. Pls leave private jet owners alone. If dem like make dem use the jets to carry dead body. Oshisko unlimited

Anonymous said...

Lmao.... for ur mind chimka...

Anonymous said...

For a country like naija dat anything goes, its very possible.

Scientist Sunyer said...

Weytin come concern us, afterall, ma papa no get aircraft...maybe dt's d way forward!!!

MYRAYA SPEAKS said...

Nothing iz impossible in Naija apart frm flushing corruption... Well,,I no get jet,,,so on to d next..... MYRAYA SAYS SO

Anonymous said...

So whats d point?..
thats why most of these people buy jets.its so they can chauffeur thier friends everywhere while indirectly showing off to them....
Sigh!There goes my dreams of riding in my bestfriend's dad jet

SIMPLE BABY said...

"waht is the need"
according to Orezi

Anonymous said...

I'M SHOCKED THAT NON OF YOU IS THINKING ABOUT THE SAFETY SIDE OF THIS, THIS GUYS HAVE INSURANCE POLICY THAT WONT COVER FRIENDS AND "TAG ALONGS" YET THEY JUMP IN WITH THEM, WHEN IT HAPPEN THEY LOOSE EVERYTHING, AGAIN THE COMMERCIAL OPERATOR'S INTEREST MUST BE PROTECTED FOR THEM TO STAY IN BUSINESS. ALL THESE CONTRIBUTE TO LAWS LIKE THIS BEING IN PLACE. IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, TAXI DRIVERS PAY FOR 2 INSURANCES IN ONE CAR, ONE FOR THEM SELF AND THE CAR, THE OTHER TO COVER ANY PASSENGER THEY HAPPEN TO CARRY, COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS DO THE SAME BUT NOT PRIVATE SO USE YOUR HEAD. DONT THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY FOR A SHORT FLIGHT IN PRIVATE. CHEERS! GARRY.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha I don laugh belleful ha una funny sha

Anonymous said...

All targeted at those that have jets and can fly anywhere, anytime. Bad for Jonathan 2015. Just trying to clip the wings of some powerful boys!!!!!!! As if that would stop anything. Foolish people

Anonymous said...

Na dem dem jor, wetin concern u?... By d way, u don chop?

Anonymous said...

Exactly,he is now seen as a traitor,dey can't wait to get him down! But Amechi sha,well poiltics

Anonymous said...

Do we really have thinkers in Nigeria?
Why is it a private jet if you can not carry anybody at will? How can they tell me who carry in my private car? NON SENSE.

The same goes for tinted glasses on cars. The world is thinking of how to reduce the effect of Global warming on human beings and Nigeria
is thinking backwards.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Wale! You said it all.

Anonymous said...

She can't!! She won't!!

Anonymous said...

Private jet is different from Charter Service don't you get it. Hence, PJ. Greedy minister just wants more revenues sources to STEAL from

Anonymous said...

is obvious that Godd luck is looking for all opportunity to witch hunt Amechi,all this people and their trouble...abeg rich worry reach make una no involve us for this matter.

Anonymous said...

They ' ll soon decide who to accomodate on your private bed at home.. naija is a joke..

Anonymous said...

The man without shoes playing God. Enjoy it while it last. Everything is just for a while.

Richard Udoh said...

I support the policy! In fact governors should be made to go by road when travelling to wheresoevr, so they will fill the impact of their flagrant abuse of power at the expense of Nigerian people. What are they doing with private jet?? How many Governors in the US or the UK own a private jet? Guys let’s think the work they do don’t worth a private jet. They can use it effectively for electioneering campaign. Of what use????

Anonymous said...

Stupid people proposing Stupid policies. We either wake up from our deep sleep and rescue our country or continue to lament perpetually.

shally said...

Poor DBanj, Tiwa, P-Square, poor hangers on...

boon mayowa said...

D country is fast becoming a comedy platform

boon mayowa said...

D country is fast becoming a comedy platform

Anonymous said...

WHAT?! NIGERIAN POLICIES CAN B RIDICULOUS! WTF?

Eze Chukwumereze said...

But they can carry their own girlfriends,right? Its Ok, God is watching you in SuperSportHD.

Anonymous said...

Foolish people with sense, look at the law there bring out, I wonder how this people get into Government in the first place. This government lack planing am sure they use there brain wen they r making all this stupid policy. OShisko. Set off foolish old men.

Anonymous said...

So if I use my hard earned money to buy a jet,they will tell me who nd who should enter it.trash!!!

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