By Chuks Okoh
The National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE), an umbrella body of the Air Traffic Engineers in the aviation industry has commended the President Goodluck Jonathan for demonstrating continuity of the ongoing transformation agenda of the government by appointing a seasoned engineer as the managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA.
A release signed in Lagos Engineer Ojar Opah secretary NAAE said the appointment of Engr Ibrahim Abdusalam a rated Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel will consolidate on the gains of the ongoing process and continue the transformation.
According to NAAE, it was an indication that the president was committed to sustaining the transformation agenda adding, that in the past two years, every traveler, passersby and aviation stake holders would confirm without thinking twice that something phenomenal was happening in the Nigerian Aviation industry.
The engineers explained that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency was currently carrying out massive deployment of best in class advanced technologies in Communication, Navigation and Surveillance facilities including Air Field Lighting Systems at various airports.
“No doubt, a standard has been set and the government proved her commitment to the transformation agenda by putting square peg on a square hole by looking inwards and appointing an industry expert versatile and dynamic enough to sustain the transformation of the Nigerian Airspace”
They expressed confidence that Engr. Abdulsalam as a leader will not only consolidate on the gains of the ongoing process but will also look critically look into the Plan and introduce areas not adequately considered in the Master Plan .
“As a professional body, safety of the Nigerian Airspace is our great concern and we support in totality any policy of government that is aimed at enhancing and sustaining safety at all times. With this appointment, we believe in Nigerian airspace to rank among the safest in the global aviation community in the nearest future even as we are ready to host the FAA and ICAO by the end of the month”