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NCAA, NDLEA warn cargo handlers against dangerous goods

By on June 13, 2013

Cargo agents operating at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos have been warned to desist from shipping dangerous and prohibited goods onboard domestic and foreign airlines.

The agents were also urged to critically check items given to them for shipment by importers and exporters, as failure to do this might jeopardise safety.

Speaking at a one-day seminar in Lagos on Wednesday, the Safety Inspector, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Austin Eboigbe, advised the cargo agents to identify dangerous items they collect from clients.

He said the NCAA was currently investigating incidents relating to the transport of dangerous goods within the country.

Eboigbe outlined dangerous goods to include matches, fireworks, lighter, gas cooker, body spray and magnets, among others.

He warned that the agency would not hesitate to withdraw the licence of any agent and sanction any airline found wanting.

He said, “Although, there are some quantities of liquids that are allowed onboard airplanes. Just for information, your licence can be withdrawn as an agent, while the airline can be fined too.”