NAMA assures of uninterrupted air traffic services during elections


Posted by Sade Williams

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has assured the general public of uninterrupted air traffic services before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

It however denied a reported disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday, saying the agency’s mandate is to provide uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country.

A statement signed by the NAMA spokesperson, Khalid Emele said:  ‘Furthermore, the agency in line with the directive of the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika had earlier ensured a 24-hour operations  at all Nigerian airports on Friday 15th February 2019 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials nationwide.

“In the same vein, NAMA wishes to reassure all airspace users and the general public that the Nigerian airspace shall remain open for all airspace users before, during and after the rescheduled 2019 general elections. Thus, the agency has put in place appropriate contingency measures to ensure safe flight operations within the period, as well as possible extension of operational hours of any domestic airport when the need arises.

“Therefore, airline operators, the travelling public and other service providers who are dependent on the agency’s services, are hereby advised to go ahead with their businesses as usual”, he said.

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