The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has announced the passing of Mr Aniekan Inuk Effiong, an air traffic controller with the agency, at Abuja station.
Until his death, on Monday 22nd of November, 2021, late Effiong was an Assistant General Manager, Operations.
Mr Effiong reported to duty at the Abuja Approach Radar Control (TRACON) on Sunday 21st of November 2021 at 6pm without any sign of illness whatsoever.
He was to close by 7am the next day Monday November 22, however, at about 4am he started experiencing difficulty in breathing.
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN ambulance was called to evacuate him to the nearest medical facility and was immediately taken to the Air Force base clinic where he died.
NAMA said Mr Effiong was a hardworking and dedicated staff who died at the prime of his career and will be missed by the entire NAMA community.