Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, has assured airline owners and other airspace users of the determination of the agency to work assiduously towards ensuring the safety of the Nigerian sky for all operating aircraft.
Akinkuotu made these remarks in a statement to mark his first anniversary as the boss of NAMA. He said, “the focus of this administration, going forward, is to continue to propel the agency to provide clients with the best possible service at all times, making sure that flights depart and land safely even in adverse weather conditions, maintaining a well-trained and well-motivated workforce, and doing everything we can to sustain and improve upon the safety record of the Nigerian airspace.”
He, however, solicited the synergy and cooperation of all stakeholders in the aviation sector to succeed.
Akinkuotu said despite several challenges the agency faced in the past year, it also recorded remarkable achievements and significant progress in certain critical areas such as the replacement of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) in two strategic airports in the country. He listed other achievements to include increase in staff trainings and improvement in staff welfare.
The NAMA boss noted that in a bid to ensure seamlessness in-air navigation in the country, the agency has committed enormous resources in providing necessary facilities especially in the areas of communication, navigation and surveillance equipment, adding that, “management’s policy on capacity building has precipitated the training of different categories of critical staff to effectively man these sophisticated technologies.”