Chinedu Eze

The President of National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAEE), Ebenezer Makanjuola has commended the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) for its doggedness and determination to building capacity of critical personnel within the agency.

Makanjuola made the commendation at this year’s NAEE Day celebration held at NAMA headquarters in Lagos.

He expressed happiness that NAMA might be counted number among the aviation agencies in terms of manpower training, pointing out that in 2015 alone, over 100 of its members benefited from various professional trainings in areas such as Air Traffic Safety Engineering Services (ATSES) Course, Linux Appreciation Course and Microwave Link.

The NAEE president said another 70 Air Traffic Engineers from various zones in the country also attended workshops and seminars organised by the agency within the same year.

Makanjuola also canvassed for more training of his members across the country in Thales/ Navaids Manufacturer Equipment Course to meet the standard requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The NAEE boss also expressed satisfaction with the report of the recent calibration exercise prior to the ICAO audit, which certified the nation’s Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Localizers and other navigational aids as highly serviceable, noting that “such a favourable report shows that NAMA Air Traffic Engineers could stand their own anywhere in the world.

He however enjoined members to be selfless and dedicated to their duties, even as he tasked them to maintain high professional standards and etiquette in line with the noble tradition of the organization.

Earlier in his remarks, the acting Managing Director of NAMA, Emma Anasi, who was represented on the occasion by the Ag. Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services (Navaids) Mrs. Mojisola Dokun, noted that the role of air traffic engineers remains critical in ensuring that navigational aids perform optimally at all times.
Anasi congratulated the organisation on its 34 years of existence, maintaining that the agency would continue to give priority to training and retraining of critical personnel in line with its mandate to continuously enhance safety of air navigation in Nigeria.