Nigerian aviation authority on Wednesday cautioned all pilots and airline operators over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather which hamper flight operations, especially during the rainy season.
Musa Nuhu, director-general for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said in a statement that the caution circular was coming on the advent of the Seasonal Climate Prediction released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) for the year 2021.
The NIMET said that the rainy season commenced in March in the southern states while it began in late April and June respectively in the central and northern parts of Nigeria.
Nuhu added that the circular was to the effects on safety and efficiency of flight operations, and to elicit the cooperation of the stakeholders to ensure the safety of air transport at all times.
He called for strict compliance to this warning and maximum sanction shall be imposed for non-compliance.