NAMA MD Engr. Farouk Leads Management for Excellence as Directors Sign Recommitment Bonds

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. A.U Farouk, has urged the top management team at the agency to reaffirm their commitment to excellence and innovation in air navigation services. This rallying cry took center stage during the 2024 Management Retreat of NAMA with the theme:sustainability of strategic management and leadership development in airspace management: A New Approach which was held at the prestigious royal Institute of training and Human capital Development,Niger state. Engr. Farouk delivered a comprehensive presentation outlining his achievements since assuming the role of Managing Director and shared his vision for the agency, emphasizing the imperative of visionary leadership, strategic management, and collaboration in achieving NAMA’s objectives of safety, efficiency, and sustainability in Nigerian airspace

The eight (8) Directors of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, who provided comprehensive reports on their stewardship since assuming their roles in December 2023, delivered detailed presentations outlining their vision,mission and achievements so far recorded. Additionally, they signed a recommitment bond, accompanied by key performance indicators (KPIs), aimed at evaluating performance and pinpointing areas for enhancement.

Representing the Directors, Alhaji Abdullahi Musa, Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, affirmed their backing for the Managing Director. They lauded his outstanding leadership as instrumental in driving the significant advancements observed in NAMA’s growth and ensuring safety in Nigerian airspace.

The Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, represented by the director of human resources, while applauding the growth of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency under the leadership of the Managing Director, Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar emphasized the importance of strategic management, leadership development, and collaborative efforts. He stated that these factors serve as catalysts for advancing the efficiency and effectiveness of airspace management in Nigeria, ultimately guaranteeing safety.

Engr. Esosa Iyawe, a member of the House of Representatives who represented the chairman House committee on Aviation, Rt hon.Abdullahi Idris Garba, reiterated the pivotal role of NAMA as the heart of the aviation sector in Nigeria. He urged the Managing Director and his team to deliberate on meaningful recommendations aimed at enhancing safety in the Nigerian airspace. Furthermore, Engr. Iyawe pledged swift action to ensure adequate funding for the agency, acknowledging the precarious financial situation exacerbated by an inequitable revenue-sharing formula. The Managing Director of NAMA expressed gratitude to Engr. Iyawe while advocating for a review of the current revenue-sharing formula to ensure fair allocation of resources to NAMA.

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