FG improves airspace safety with N1.7b mobile control towers

The quest to ensure flights within Nigerian air space were devoid of any untoward incidents was further boosted by the federal government when the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, commissioned a N1. 7 billion newly acquired mobile control towers for use by air traffic controllers in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). 

The minister, while commissioning the two mobile towers in Lagos, affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was committed to ensuring that NAMA received all necessary equipment and funds for the safety of the aircraft and the flying public. 

“The cost of these two mobile towers is N1.7 billion and it is geared towards improving safety of our operations which we take as key activity here in our ministry. The intent and purpose of the ministry and what we are doing is to ensure safety and efficiency of our sector without degrading and de-emphasizing issues of security and comfort,” he said.

On his part, the managing director, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, praised the minister’s efforts that led to the acquisition of the equipment and ensured that the Federal Executive Council gave approval for the funds to be released to purchase the towers.