The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has constituted a five-man committee headed by Mr. Andrew Amedu, a Deputy General Manager in the Operations Directorate to drive the implementation of the sectorization of the Lagos sub-Flight Information Region (FIR).
The committee’s terms of reference include restructuring the Lagos-Kano sub-FIR boundaries with a view to alleviating the cumbersomeness sometimes experienced by pilots with radio frequency changes, among others.
Mrs. Olajumoke Adetana, Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, NAMA, noted in a statement that when implemented, the move is also expected to reduce the workload of both pilots and Air Traffic Controllers such that Lagos Sector (East) will handle all traffic to the East and South East while Lagos Sector (West) will handle that of west and South West axis of Nigeria.
The committee has two weeks to submit its report.
NAMA management has also approved the training of officers saddled with the responsibility of raising requests for stationery and other technical equipment on Dynamics AX computer package as part of efforts to enhance internal communication within the agency.
The statement said, “The four-day training commencing from June 30 would expose participants to the latest skills and trends in automated requisition processes and also ensure faster treatment of stores requests.
“In a related development, the Information and Communications Technology Department of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has installed CYBEROAM device which would facilitate services such as Bandwidth Management and Virtual Private Network, thereby enabling staff even in outstations to remotely log into applications like Microsoft Dynamics AX.”
Recently, the agency appointed Mr. Samuel Apev as the new Security Liaison Officer for the agency.
By Patrick Aigbokhan