Strike Action: NAMA resolves air traffic crisis

By Post Nigeria April 18, 2015 17:15

Strike Action: NAMA resolves air traffic crisis

The Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has disclosed that that there would be no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Monday, 20th April 2015 as efforts are ongoing to resolve the Air Traffic Controllers, ATC, demands which was the reason why they embarked on a six hours strike.

NAMA made this known through a Press Release issued via its official twitter handle.

On Thursday Morning, Air Traffic Controllers, ATC, across the country proceeded on a six hour warning strike, calling on NAMA management to address the issue of epileptic air navigation equipment as well as issues relating to its staff welfare raised last year.

After the six hours strike, ATC, threatened to begin a full scale strike on Monday April 27, 2015.

In order to salvage the situation, NAMA on Saturday 18th April, issued a Press Statement which reads:

“The Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) hereby wishes to inform the general public that there would be no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Monday, 20th April 2015.

“In line with the agency’s mandate to provide safe, economic, efficient and expeditious air navigation services the agency wishes to restate that the current agitation by ATCs on harmonization of professional allowances has been addressed on its merit and resolved by the Federal Government.

“On the strength of this resolution, there is no cause for any industrial disharmony by professional groups in the agency and further to our commitment to staff welfare, NAMA wishes to reassure the general public of the safety and security of the Nig. Airspace.

“The service delivery capacity of the agency has been at optimum and further enhanced by efforts are on going to resolve the ATC concerns.

“The recent successful calibration of Navigational Aids across the country is in line with the agency’s vision,

“Several safety-critical projects, in particular ADS-C/CPDLC, are being closed to fully optimize capacity.

“Airlines, operators others who are dependent on the agency’s services are advised to go ahead with flights as scheduled.”