NAMA assures intending passengers of uninterrupted air traffic service, nationwide

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– The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) assured intending passengers and the general public of uninterrupted air traffic service within the Nigerian airspace.

The agency’s Ag. General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Olajumoke Adetona, gave the assurance in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos.
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Adetona assured that there would be no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Monday, April 20.

She said that the mandate of the agency was to provide safe, economic, efficient and expeditious air navigation services.

She also assured that airlines and service providers that relied on the agency’s services to go ahead with flights as scheduled.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) vowed to embark on industrial strike starting from Monday April 20, if their demands were not met.

NAN reports that the association, on Friday, grounded the airspace across the country for more six hours to protest their welfare package allowance that was yet to be implemented by the government.

Adetona stated that the current agitation by air traffic controllers on harmonisation of professional allowances with other professional groups in NAMA had been addressed on its merit and resolved by the .

“On the strength of this resolution, there is no cause for any industrial disharmony by professional groups in the agency.

“Moreso, in further commitment to our staff welfare, NAMA wishes to reassure the general public of the safety and security of the Nigerian airspace.

“The service delivery capacity of the agency has been at optimum and further enhanced by the recent successful calibration of navigational aids across the country.

“In line with the agency’s vision, several safety-critical projects, in particular ADS-C/CPDLC, are being closed to fully optimise capacity,” she said. (NAN)
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