Posted by Sade Williams
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), has announced the untimely passing of its Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA), Mr Aniefiok Umoh, which sad event occurred on Sunday, the 8th of August, 2021, after a brief illness.
A native of Akwa Ibom State, late Aniefiok Umoh, was attended Accra Polytechnic, and Methodist University College, both in Ghana, where he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting respectively. He started his banking career in 1977, with the then Barclays Bank of Nigeria (now Union Bank). He later transferred his services to MedAfrica Shipping Line, Lagos in 1985 as an accountant.
The late Umoh held a number of leadership positions at corporate levels in some blue chip organizations. For instance, he was an Executive Director, Astraeus Airline, Ghana for over 9 years and Finance Director, Air Chartered Services, also in Ghana.
Umoh was appointed Director, Finance and Accounts (DFA), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) in 2017. Prior to this time, he was General Manager, Accounts, at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Upon assumption of office in NAMA, Umoh brought his rich experience in finance to bear as he ensured that the agency’s accounting practices met statutory requirements and were in tandem with professional standards. His stint at the agency was responsible for the implementation of financial strategies including accuracy, transparency and timeliness of financial disclosures, critical to management business plan development.
The NAMA has also expressed appreciation to everyone for their prayers, support and words of encouragement all through this trying period.
“While we mourn his painful exit, it is worthy of note that Mr Umoh lived a good life and we take solace in the fact that he has gone to be with his creator.” , the Agency said in a statement signed by Captain Fola Akinkuotu, managing director, NAMA.
He is survived by his wife and children.