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NAMA tasks air traffic engineers on safety

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The Managing Director, Nigeria Airspace
Management Agency, Mr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam, on
Monday charged air traffic engineers to improve on
their competence to ensure safety and efficiency in
service delivery.

This is contained in NAMA’s weekly update signed by
the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Supo
Atobatele, in Abuja.

According to the weekly update, the NAMA boss
made this known at a one-day seminar organised by
the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers.

The theme for the seminar was “Enhancing
Competence, Safety and Efficiency in Air Traffic
Engineering in Nigeria.

“This kind of workshop is important because it will
add to the agency’s drive towards efficiency and
professionalism.”

The workshop covered topics such as Air Navigation
Infrastructures and Human Capital, Air Navigation
Systems and Safety, Enhancing Competence, Safety
and Efficiency in Air Traffic Engineering’’.

The weekly update said that the Sir Ahmadu Bello
International Airport in Kebbi State was ready to
begin operations.

According to the update, a six-man delegation from
NAMA on operational inspection to the airport,
expressed satisfaction with the hi-technical
equipment at the facility.

It said the delegation inspected facilities such as the
control tower and associated equipment, runway and
associated lighting systems, navigational facilities,
communication and navigational equipment room
and administrative offices.

It said the equipping of the airport was sequel to the
recent Memorandum of Understanding signed
between NAMA and the Kebbi State government, for
the provision of air navigation services in the newly
established airport.

According to the weekly update, the delegation was
led by the General Manager, Chart Services, Mr.
Peter Akonti, who was accompanied by staff of
Electronics Communications and Airspace Planning,
among others.

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