By Yemisi Izuora-Lagos
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has announced commencement plan of 24 hour service in all its remote stations across the country to provide services for its customers.
The managing director of NAMA Engr. Ibrahim Abdusalam who disclosed this in Enugu at the 32nd annual general meeting/election of the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) said the proposal for take off has been made.
Engr. Abdusalam explained that the management was looking up to bringing on board the multilatration for the Niger Delta region and the voice Network for the coverage of the whole country as the major projects that will start running soon.
According to him, it will be used to provide training for staff as soon as they commence.
Engr. Abdusalam explained that the AIS project was on cause adding that issues surrounding its take off were being resolved with the contractors handling the project especially as tests and training have been done.
He also announced that those on level 8 and 9 will be groomed together on the job in some of the major airports in order to acquire experience and make the job more effective.
On workers attitude, Engr. Abdusalam warned against creating division in the system either through unionism or non challant attitude among workers.
According him all issues concerning welfare and training were being tackled and would have been addressed in the coming year adding that no workers was being deliberately denied of his or her right but laws must be followed.
In his welcome address the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) Engr Makanjuola Ebeezer appealed to the management of aviation parastals to focus on the training and retraining of engineers in the system for a better performance.
Engr. Makanjuola also called for therelease of financial benefits, and promotions as at when due as air safety cannot be over emphasized.
Makanjuola said the NAAE will never allow its members to be distracted by politics and politicking as it has never been part of the body stressing that NAAE was an association with non-political and onprofit making professional body duly registered.
He highlighted some of his achievements to include the introduction its quality magazine, encouraging members to get registered with COREN and inauguration of Uyo and Makurdi chapters of the NAAE