NSIB Increases Ticket Sales Charge To 6%


The Ticket Sales Charge (TSC) collected by the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) from the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has increased from 3% to 6%.

Disclosing this on Thursday, the NSIB’s Director General, Engr. Akin Olateru said that the bureau was entitled to 5% of all Passenger Service Charge (PSC) from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

NewsBeatng reports that before now, the bureau was collecting 3% from the total 5% of the TSC, deducted from air passengers’ tickets. The sum is warehoused by NCAA which collects 58% of the total charges.

With this new system, other private terminal operators like the Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL) may be compelled to remit 5% of the PSC to the coffers of NSIB.

Olateru further explained that some percentages would also be collected from other modes of transportation like rail, maritime and road, since its jurisdiction now expands to those areas of transport.

He said “A lot of work went into that Act that we have today. As it is approved today, NSIB gets 6 per cent from the TSC, 5 per cent from FAAN as PSC and any other terminal operator we have in the country.

“Also, we are entitled to some percentages from ticket sales from the railway and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). On our finances, I think we should be okay as soon as all these are completed.”

Olateru said that with the new status, NSIB would enhance its staff strength, which currently stands at 220.

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