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NAMA PLEDGES COLLABORATION WITH RUNWAY SAFETY TEAMS
THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has pledged to collaborate with the newly inaugurated Runway Safety Teams at the nation’s major airports in their bid to enhance safety of air navigation along runways and associated airside facilities. In a brief remark while receiving members of the Lagos Runway Safety Team at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos, the Ag. Managing Director, Engr. Emma Anasi said the inauguration of runway safety teams in the country was “another giant step towards enhancing safety of air travel particularly along the airside where the most critical phases of flight take place,” stressing that as an ICAO requirement, runway safety teams are indispensable because of their ability to closely monitor and give prompt attention to safety issues arising from the airside like the derubberization of the tarmac. The NAMA boss who was represented on the occasion by the Ag. Director of Operations, Mr Ifeanyi Okwor assured the team that NAMA as an agency whose mandate borders on safety of air navigation would partner and support runway safety teams in the country to realize their objectives. Earlier in her remarks, the leader of the Lagos Runway Safety Team, Mrs Ngozi Njoku of the Safety Department at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), solicited the agency’s support in the provision of office accommodation, operational vehicle for runway inspection, customized reflective jackets, training of personnel and other logistics to ensure effective takeoff of their operations.