New NAMA MD Pledges To Adhere To Global Safety Standards As He Assumes Office

New NAMA MD Pledges To Adhere To Global Safety Standards As He Assumes Office

The new Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Ahmed Umar Farouk has assumed office, pledging to adhere to global safety standards.

A statement signed by NAMA’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Amaka Walker says Farouk while addressing the paramount importance of flight safety, “pledged zero tolerance for air accidents. He emphasized strict adherence to global safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), prioritizing the safety and well-being of the flying public.”

The statement further reads: “With an illustrious three-decade career marked by significant contributions to Nigeria’s aviation infrastructure, Engr. Farouk takes charge, emphasizing a renewed commitment to safety and industry standards.

Engr. Farouk’s tenure, which commenced with his entry into NAMA in 2002 from the federal ministry of labour and productivity, has been characterized by engineering prowess and strategic deployment of critical systems such as Instrument landing system and Doppler very high-frequency omni-directional radio range. His planned retirement on January 18 marked the conclusion of an era dedicated to advancing the nation’s aviation capabilities.

In assuming the role of Managing Director, Engr. Farouk prioritizes communication and airspace stability. Additionally, he declared a state of emergency on power within the agency, signaling a proactive stance aimed at enhancing operational efficiency.

He stated, “NAMA is no longer on trial; we are on course, and our commitment to excellence is resolute.”

Accepting his appointment, Engr. Farouk underlined his dedication to maintaining industry-leading safety measures and urged collective responsibility. His leadership envisions a future for NAMA marked by excellence and safety, invoking blessings for guidance in this new phase.

Engr. Farouk expressed gratitude to his predecessor, Engr. Tayib Odunowo, for effectively tackling numerous challenges in the airspace. He commits to continuing the commendable work and emphasizes a focus on prioritizing the welfare of both active and retired staff at the agency.

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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