The new managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has solicited the support and collaborative effort of staff as he aims at making the nation’s airspace safer than he met it.
Speaking at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos when he took over from Mr. Emma Anasi, former acting managing director, Akinkuotu charged the staff to put the interest of NAMA first in all their dealings if the agency is to attain its vision of being one of the leading air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in the world.
Like ANSPs all over the world, Akinkuotu said NAMA under his watch would strive to keep pace with dynamics of the industry by aggressively improving technology and building a robust staff capacity that would effectively man the sophisticated infrastructure of the agency.
“NAMA has come a long way ensuring safety and security of air travel in the country but there is room for improvement. And this calls for the concerted effort of all staff if we must move the agency to the next level to ensure its global competitiveness,” he said.
He enjoined staff to imbibe the virtues of equity and fairness in their interpersonal relationships as these would ensure peaceful co-existence even as he advised them to refrain from negative ambition and other untoward practices that could undermine the growth of the agency.
While pledging commitment towards staff welfare, the new helmsman promised to run an open-door administration to cater from the yearnings, aspirations and interests of all categories of staff.