The Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday, the 16th of February 2019, the date of the postponed Presidential and National Assembly elections.
NAMA noted that this is in keeping with the agency’s mandate to provide uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country.
The Agency in a statement signed by the general manager public affairs, Mr Khalid Emele stated that in line with the directive of the minister of State (Aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika, it had earlier ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Friday 15th February 2019 to facilitate the transportation of INEC materials nationwide.
In the same vein, NAMA also reassured all airspace users and the general public that the Nigerian airspace shall remain open for all airspace users before, during and after the rescheduled 2019 general elections.
“Thus, the agency has put in place appropriate contingency measures to ensure safe flight operations within the period, as well as possible extension of operational hours of any domestic airport when the need arises.
Therefore, airline operators, the travelling public and other service providers who are dependent on the agency’s services, are hereby advised to go ahead with their businesses as usual,” Emele concluded in the statement.