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NATCA advocates air safety in Nigeria

By on October 12, 2013

In a bid to ensure safety in Nigeria airspace, the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has called for improvement in communications and surveillance facilities across the country Air Traffic Control Units (ATCU) to boost and sustain air safety in the country.

Speaking at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of NATCA in Asaba, Delta State, the NATCA President, Victor Eyaru, disclosed that that Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS)/ Air Traffic Management (ATM) facilities nationwide need to be improved upon.

Eyaru explained that no matter how beautiful an airport building is, it will be a waste without putting proper facilities in place, adding that ATCs at the nation’s two area control centres in Kano and Lagos still go through a lot difficulties communicating with pilots.

He stressed the need for redundancies radar facilities in a bid to have reliable alternative whenever there was power failure.

According to him, “One of the fundamental challenges we face today in spite of the transformations and remodeling in the industry deals with ageing workforce in all the parastatals, dearth of professionals in the critical areas of NAMA, NCAA and NCAT arising from the retirement of well trained and highly skilled professionals without commensurate replacement through well established and sustained process of recruitment of suitable qualified persons.”



[Daily Independent]