Ikeja-The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, are to review the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on training of personnel.
NAMA Managing Director, Mr Ibrahim Abdulsalam, made this disclosure in a statement issued by the agency’s Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Jumoke Adetona, in Lagos on Monday.
The statement quoted Abdulsalam as saying that the move was to further strengthen the capacity of air traffic management in the country.
It said the MoU, drafted at the NAMA headquarters in Lagos, covered areas such as course duration, deployment of NAMA staff to NCAT, review of school fees and accommodation facilities.
According to statement, the MoU is designed the to improve quality of training to reflect practical field experience.
NAMA Director of Operations, Mr Uzoma Fyneboy, who represented the Managing Director, lauded NCAT for providing the much needed high level manpower to drive aviation in Nigeria.
Fyneboy also expressed the hope that the updated MoU would provide ways of charting a new course for the training schedules and clear other grey areas that hitherto, were associated with their training relationship.
Mr Joseph Achimugu, the leader of the NCAT delegation and Deputy Rector of the organisation, called for synergy between NAMA and NCAT, saying that this would ultimately raise the bar of aviation safety in the country. (NAN)