Olajumoke Adetona, spokesperson for the Agency, who in a statement assured passengers of safety of the airspace, said such reports was the figment of the imagination of the story peddlers planted to distabilise the Agency.
“Reports have given the impression that there is an on-going power tussle by some management staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency over the position of acting Managing Director / Chief Executive of the Agency.
“Such unsubstantiated, deliberately planted reports are a complete figment of g imagination of the authors, who maliciously hope to profit from the confusion the false reports are capable of causing”, she said.
She explained that as soon as the Hon. Minister of Transportation Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi became aware that some top officials of the Agency (including the MD/CE) had been held by the EFCC, he personally visited the Agency on Tuesday 16th February, 2016 and gave clear directives to Engr. Emmanuel Anasi (Acting Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services) to oversee the affairs of the Agency for the time being.
She added that at no time thereafter did any management staff seek to contest or dispute the clear directives of the Hon. Minister with regard to the interim leadership of the Agency.
“Management therefore appeals to the mass media to, in line with the ethics of their profession, always endeavor to verify information being dished out to the general public to avert the panic and confusion such false reports are capable of generating.
“We hereby wish to assure the general public that NAMA remains fully engaged in the diligent performance of its statutory duties and responsibilities, and there is no threat whatsoever to the safety of our air space”, she said.
By Sade Williams