NAMA dismisses reports of leadership tussle ‎in agency

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA has dismissed reports of power tussle by some management staff of the Agency over the position of acting managing director /chief executive of the Agency following the Economic and Financing Crimes Commission, EFCC’s arrest of its top management staff, including the managing director.

‎A statement signed by the acting general manager public affairs of NAMA, Olajumoke Adetona said such unsubstantiated, deliberately planted reports are a complete figment of the imagination of the authors, who maliciously hope to profit from the confusion, the false reports are capable of causing.

‎She explained that there was never a power tussle between the top management staff over the position of the acting managing director of the Agency.

According to her: “As soon as the  Mmnister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi became aware that some top officials of the Agency (including the MD/CE) had been held by the EFCC, he personally visited the Agency on Tuesday 16th February, 2016 and gave clear directives to Engr. Emmanuel Anasi (acting director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services) to oversee the affairs of the Agency for the time being. At no time thereafter did any management staff seek to contest or dispute the clear directives of the Minister with regard to the interim leadership of the Agency.”

Adetona in the statement advised ‎the media to always endeavour to verify information dished out to the general public to avert the panic and confusion such false reports are capable of generating.

“We hereby wish to assure the general public that NAMA remains fully engaged in the diligent performance of its statutory duties and responsibilities, and there is no threat whatsoever to the safety of our air space”, she said.

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