The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has been lauded for effectively maintaining the safety of air navigation in the country. Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who made these remarks at the just concluded Airspace Managers Forum in Benin City, the Edo State capital, expressed gratitude that “the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has been discharging its responsibilities creditably well.”

The Comrade Governor who was represented on the occasion by his deputy, Dr Pius Odubu noted however that despite the relative safety in the Nigerian airspace, more work needed to be done by the agency in the area of embracing modern navigational aids and ensuring that global practices are adhered to in the daily operation of the agency. In his remarks, the Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam, who was also represented by the Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Engr. Emma Anasi, thanked the governor for his visionary leadership which has manifested in the massive infrastructural development in Edo State. He pledged to continue to support Airspace Managers in the overall interest of maintaining the safety of air navigation in the country. Also speaking, the immediate past chairman of the forum, MrIfeanyiOkwor commended the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) for its continued effort in upgrading the nation’s CNS/ATM infrastructure across the country. While lauding NAMA on the recent successful Site Acceptance Test on the Kano Safe Tower project as well as ADS-C/CPDLC soon to be commissioned by the agency, MrOkwor equally implored management to “implement a comprehensive recruitment and training plan for core CNS/ATM personnel, in order to attain the number of proficient staffing level required to man and operate the essential air navigation facilities, which have been installed at a great cost to the agency’.  This year’s second ASM Forum with the theme: