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Over 400 travel agencies in Nigeria have not been registered y the regulatory agency, according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The NCAA noted that the agencies also do not have operating licenses and thus illegal.

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Concise News understands that the NCAA Director of Air Transport Regulation, Group Capt. Edem Oyo-Ita (retd.) said this on Thursday at the Quarterly Business Breakfast Meeting organised by the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative in Lagos.

“We take the blame that we may be poor in our regulations in the downstream sector of aviation which has not been adequately taken care of in the past years but it is mandatory that all travel agencies must be registered with the NCAA and NANTA,” he said.

“The International Air Transport Association has about 600 travel agents; NANTA has 200 members while NCAA has only 157 registered members in our record.

“This gathering is a wakeup call for every travel agent operating in the industry to register with the NCAA and NANTA.”