Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has assured all Nigerians that Nigerian airspace will remain open for all airspace users before, during and after the rescheduled 2019 general elections.
In a statement sent to the media Sunday, Khalid Emele, general manager, public affairs, NAMA, stated that the agency had 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.
“We hereby wish to inform the general public that there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday, the 16th of February 2019 in keeping with the agency’s mandate to provide uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country.
“Furthermore, the agency in line with the directive of the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika had earlier ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Friday 15th February 2019 to facilitate the transportation of INEC materials nationwide”.
“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 stated.