Our collaboration with NAMA to ensure safer skies, says Airforce boss

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar has said that their synergy with Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) would ensure safer skies.

The air chief made the disclosure when the NAMA boss visited him at the Air force headquarters, Abuja.

Abubakar recounted the long existing cordial relationship that has continued to fester between the two organizations, which he noted has enhanced the security of Nigeria’s air space.

According to the CAS, “Our collaboration can reach new heights and our combined efforts can lead to even safer and secure skies in our beloved country. We must, therefore, maintain this trajectory and seek better avenues to enhance our collaboration.”

He then assured NAMA boss of NAF’s commitment to solidify and strengthen the existing relationship between NAMA and the NAF. Air Marshal Abubakar also used the occasion of the visit to congratulate Engr Farouq on his well-deserved appointment.

“Indeed, judging by your pedigree, outstanding performance and wealth of experience in the aviation industry, I have no doubt that you will take the Agency to greater heights,” he noted.

The NAMA chief executive reiterated their commitment to seek innovative ways and solutions to enhance their collaborative efforts at safeguarding the Nigerian air space.

Farouq noted the crucial role of NAMA in safeguarding the Nation’s airspace while also appreciating the existing cooperation between both organizations on various fronts.

He also reaffirmed NAMA’s commitment to their existing collaboration with the NAF, which have translated to impressive gains in airspace management, safety, and overall national security of Nigeria.

Engr Umar also went on to note that NAMA and the NAF can achieve significant benefits from collaboration in the areas of search and rescue coordination, technology and innovation, information sharing and data exchange.

The MD NAMA was accompanied by some directors of NAMA including the Director of Air Traffic Services, Mr John Tayo, Director of Safety Electronic and Engineering Services, Engr (Mrs) Theresa Ihenachor and the Director of Special Duties, Alhaji Ahmed Abba.


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