The Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has approved the reports of the committee on Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP) to automate all aviation agencies revenue collection at airports.
Chidoka made the approval when the ARAP committee presented its findings and recommendations to the minister in Lagos.
He said the ministry has thereby approved a review in the cost and charges of the automation system.
According to him, all aviation agencies were thereby given one week for the implementation of the project cost and their targets.
He noted that part of the reasons for the project was to please customers and guard against frequent delays and cancellations experienced air travellers at airports across the country.
“However, it is the aviation industry that are on trial whenever people witnessed service failure,” he said.
Chidoka noted that any Chief Executive who fails to comply with the implementation of the project within 60 days would be sanctioned.
The minister expressed optimism that the implementation of the project would increase the efficiency of workers and stakeholders in the industry.
He added that it would enable agencies in the aviation industry to deliver higher quality services to the public.
“ARAP is aimed at automating all aviation related activities in all the airports in Nigeria to provide revenue assurance for the industry.
“This project will make the industry a world class provider of safe, secured and comfortable transport industry.
“The project is self-sustaining and pivotal to social economic growth, transforming the sector into an efficient, profitable and preferred mode of transportation,” he said.