Airspace remains open on election day – NAMA




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IKEJA – Mrs Olajumoke Adetona, the Acting General Manager, Public Affairs,  Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) said on Thursday that the nation’s airspace would remain open on Saturday.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

Adetona said this in an interview with the News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos, adding that the had no plans to shut down the airspace.

“The airspace will be operating because of military operations, emergencies and for foreign airlines flying over our country.
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“Our local aircraft will be on ground due to the restriction of movement by the government and the electoral body,’’ she said.

Mr Banji Olawode, National Secretary, Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA), also told NAN that the airspace remains open on Saturday.

Olawode said that members of NATCA would be on ground to perform their normal duties.

According to him, the FG only closed the land and water boarders but the airspace would remain open.

“Airspace remains open all day. Our members are on ground to perform their normal duties. We are aware that the FG will only close land and water boarders. The airspace remains open,’’ he said.

Mr Samuel Ogbogoro, Head of Corporate Communications, Dana Airline, told NAN that the airline would operate its flight scheduled operations on election day.

He said this was due to the restriction movement restrictions declared by the Federal Government within the election period.

NAN reports that the Federal Government has declared restriction in movement due to the presidential election taking place on March 28 nationwide. (NAN)