Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that the federal government will be collecting landing fees from helicopters operating in Nigerian airspace.

Sirika announced this while announcing the latest batch of trained Helicopter Monitoring Officers at the International Wing of the Port Harcourt International Airport in the Rivers State capital.

The minister, who was represented by the Director of Human Resources at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Norris Anozie reiterated the resolve of the Federal Government to improve revenue collection of helicopter landing charges.

One of the newly trained Helicopter Monitoring Officers told Channels Television that everywhere helicopters land or take off from in the country will be adequately monitored.

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The Helicopter Monitoring Officers are going to be vested with the responsibility of collecting landing fees on behalf of the Federal Government.

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