Stories from Suleiman Idris, Lagos
The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA) has agreed to pools resources together toward improving the safety and security of the nation’s airspace.
The two reached the agreement when the Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo visited the airspace agency in Lagos where he described NAMA as a dependable ally.
Oguntoyinbo affirmed that “the professional and technical expertise provided by NAMA in Air Force training and operations have been outstanding and invaluable’’ and said his visit is “to build on this existing synergy between the two organizations in view of the numerous benefits accruing to the nation in terms of safety and security of the airspace’’.
Managing Director of NAMA, Ibrahim Abdulsalam explained that the relationship between NAF and NAMA needs to be continually improved upon since both organizations play complimentary roles in ensuring a safe, secure, effective airspace for Nigeria.
Meanwhile, 59 Air Traffic Controllers have scaled through the professional rating by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) after undergoing trainings in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt airports.
The NAMA MD urges the controllers to deploy their wealth of experience towards enriching the capacity of airspace operations in the country.
The ATCs had their on-the-job training in Aerodrome, Approach Procedural, Area Airways Procedural, Approach Surveillance and Area Control Surveillance.
Abdulsalam remarked that “it is believed that this latest development will further boost capacity of the agency in the critical area of operations and also enhance technical capacity of the agency”.