Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has re affirmed its commitment to continue to work with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA to ensure that the security of the nation’s airspace is not compromised.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh made this commitment when he played host to the management of NAMA led by its Managing Director, Engr.Mazi Nnamdi Udoh in Abuja . Air Marshal Badeh said NAF would continue to collaborate with the agency on issues bordering on security, surveillance and personnel training.
According to Supo Atobatele, General Manager, Public Affairs, NAMA, ‘Air Marshal Badeh ,who appreciated the coverage and operation of the new radar in the country, said that the system has improved the surveillance of the airspace tremendously. He lauded the initiative of the agency on its proposed deployment of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast-ADS-B multilateration to capture low flying aircraft like helicopters in the Niger Delta area ‘.
Atobatele further said ‘ Earlier in his speech ,Engr.Udoh acknowledged the current partnership between the two organisations, pointing out that such effort has enhanced the smooth running of the nation’s airspace under the joint civil/military joint users’ collaboration.’
‘NAMA’s boss, assured the Chief of Air Staff that the agency would always be willing to make available its facilities for NAF personnel training necessary for their practical exposure ,especially on engineering and air traffic control.’
On the courtesy visit were: the director of engineering services, Engr.Ifeanyi Nwankwo, director of finance and accounts, Mrs Clara Aliche, director of human resources, Dr Dr.Uwem Akangson, Director of administration, Dr.Yahaya Saleh,Company Secretary, Mrs Anastasia Gbem,Engr.Muyiwa Adegorite, SA to the MD, and Engr. Ikenna Anyaegbunam.