By Sade Williams
In a bid to key into the recent executive order by the Federal Government on the ease of doing business in the country, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has begun its immediate implementation with the Managing Director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu driving the process.
In a statement, Akinkuotu noted that in order to beat the June 8 deadline for full implementation, the agency has already updated its website showing the requirements, conditions and procedures for doing business or obtaining services in NAMA including all fees and timelines necessary for the processing of applications for the services.
He also disclosed that the agency shall be organizing workshop sessions to adequately enlighten and sensitize both staff and industry stakeholders on the essence and imperative of the executive orders adding that the agency shall also be collaborating with other aviation agencies with a view to harmonizing processes in order to achieve the single user interface at the airports as directed by the federal government.
Akinkuotu also hinted that in compliance with the order, the agency was working out modalities to increase local content in its procurement process as this would boost locally manufactured goods in the country. While charging staff to ensure strict compliance with all stated directives within the stipulated guidelines in the order, he enjoined them to ensure that the element of transparency permeates the entire systems and processes within the agency’s scope of operations.
It would be recalled that Osinbajo on May 18, 2017 , signed three far-reaching executive orders expected to ease business, fast-track budget submission and promote made in Nigeria products.