Airspace managers pledge to sustain air safety

Mr. Gabriel Akpen

Mr. Gabriel Akpen

Airspace managers in Nigeria have vowed to sustain the gains of the air safety in the country.

Speaking under the auspice of the Airspace Managers’ Forum at its 2016 first quarter conference in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, the forum chairman, Mr Gabriel Akpen assured the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) of its support, especially in its resolved to continually make the country airspace safe in compliance international standard.

The forum commended the management for ensuring that navigational infrastructure across the country are working optimally, just as it lauded its efforts in capacity building of critical personnel within the agency through training and retraining of staff.

Earlier in an address, the Acting Managing Director of NAMA, Emma Anasi expressed gratitude to the Airspace Managers for ensuring safety of air navigation in their various domains, stressing the need to “transparently and broadly review our processes and administrative structures at every level” to enhance efficiency of service delivery.

While assuring airspace managers that NAMA remained committed to the delivery of uninterrupted air navigation services across the nation’s airspace, Anasi said “this is reinforced by the fact that all our navigational facilities across the country have remained serviceable and are performing at optimal levels,” adding that “we recently calibrated our navigational aids and also successfully completed the ICAO Audit within the period of this present management.”

The tour afforded Anasi and his team the opportunity to inspect the agency’s navigational facilities at Yola Airport and as well as the TRACON Radar Site at Numan.

The team also paid a courtesy call on the Lamido Adamawa, Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha who commended NAMA “for ensuring safety and security of air travel in the country.”

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