Stories from Suleiman Idris, Lagos
Flight operations into Kaduna airport was yesterday restored following the successful deployment of air traffic facilities at the airport after having been shut to traffic on Sunday following a fire incident which razed the tower and completely destroyed air traffic control facilities.
The Engineering staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), were said to have worked round the clock to ensure that normal flights resume at the airport with the effective deployment of the Air Traffic Control Mobile Tower.
An Aero Contractor aircraft operated in and out of the airport without any hitch and several other flights followed the Aero Contractor operations. A statement by the agency’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Supo Atobatele told reporters in Lagos.
The NAMA had issued a NOTAM (Notice To Air Men) to that effect while the Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam in his reaction is said to have expressed his appreciation for the loyalty and commitment of the Engineering and Operations teams in ensuring that flight operations returned to normalcy in less than 24 hours.