NAMA Chief Commends Airspace Managers On Safety

The Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Emma Anasi, has commended airspace managers for ensuring safety of navigation across Nigeria’s airports.

A statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs (NAMA), Mrs Jumoke Adetona, on Tuesday in Lagos, noted that Anasi gave the commendation while speaking at the First Quarter Meeting of Airspace Managers in Yola.

Anasi said that there was need to broadly review NAMA’s processes and administrative structures at every level to enhance service delivery.

He refuted some media reports that the agency was going through some challenges due to the absence of a substantive managing director.

The NAMA chief assured airspace managers that the agency remained committed to the delivery of uninterrupted air navigation services across the nation’s airspace.

“This is reinforced by the fact that all our navigational facilities across the country have remained serviceable and are performing at optimal levels.

“We recently calibrated our navigational aids and also successfully completed the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) audit within the period of this present management,’’ Anasi said.

The chairman, Airspace Managers’ Forum, Mr Gabriel Akpen, said that members would support the new management in order to enhance safety of air navigation in the country.

Akpen commended the management of NAMA for ensuring that navigational infrastructure across the country was working optimally as well as building staff capacity through training and retraining.

The statement said that the visit afforded Anasi and his management team the opportunity to inspect the agency’s navigational facilities at the Yola airport as well as the TRACON Radar Site at Numan.