NAMA assures of air traffic services during elections

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The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday, 16th February in the seamless facilitation of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC materials nationwide.

According to the Agency, this is,”in keeping with the agency’s mandate to provide uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country”.

“Furthermore, the agency in line with the directive of the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika had earlier ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Friday 15th February 2019 to facilitate the transportation of INEC materials nationwide”, it added.

The agency has therefore reassured all airspace users and the general public that the Nigerian airspace will remain open for all airspace users before, during and after the rescheduled 2019 general elections.

The General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Khalid Emele in a statement says the agency had 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.

He urged, 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 business as usual.

 

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