IKEJA – Mr Ibrahim Abdulsalam, Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), said on Monday that the agency would sustain its airspace collaboration with the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) on strategic management of the nation’s airspace.
Abdulsalam told newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, that the collaboration was critical, to enhance the overall safety of military and civilian flyers.
He said that NAF had always been an ally of NAMA as the statutory role of the two organisations were complimentary, and that NAMA had always been at the forefront of the Civil-Military Coordination meeting.
Abdulsalam stated that the ongoing multilateration project in the Gulf of Guinea would effectively capture low-level aircraft in the area, including military helicopters.
He promised that NAMA would provide NAF with the needed manpower training and technical information on the military radar and other logistics.
Commodore Bello Garba, Director of Air Traffic Services of NAF, explained that the visit was to strengthen the
existing mutual relationship between the Nigerian Air Force and NAMA.
According to him, “this synergy is particularly critical, in view of the nation’s current security challenges.”
The NAF officer appreciated NAMA’s role in quelling the ongoing insurgency in the North-Eastern part of the country.
Garba, however, solicited the agency’s assistance in the provision of technical expertise in the installation of a military radar and the needed capacity to man the equipment. (NAN)