NAAE Elects New Excos At Biennial General Meeting

Members of the Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) have elected new executive officers at its Biennial General Meeting held alongside its annual symposium.

The event which held on March 28, 2019 at the Welcome Centre Hotels, Lagos with the theme: “Cyber Threat In Aviation Industry: The Role of ATSEPS” saw Anthony Nwose of the Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) re-elected as the Chairman and KIlasho Ibrahim as Vice Chairman. Others are: Sonowo Ayodele as Secretary; Olawepo Andrew as Treasurer; Ahmed Mobolaji as Financial Secretary and Christiana Adegbaju as Public Relations Officer, all of ATSEP.

In his welcome address, Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter, ATSEP Anthony Nwose welcomed all participants at the occasion, commending the organising committee for putting up such an effort to ensure that the event was successful.

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Stating that NAAE experience is a journey that started many years ago with lots of input from its members to ensure that the association succeeds, Nwose expressed satisfaction with the level of achievements the body has achieved over the years.

“The journey started many years ago. I remember there were times when it was difficult for us to work because of lack of tools. We now have tools to work because NAAE. Many of our own has been trained and retrained in various areas. This is part of the efforts that NAAE has put ensure that the management lives up to its expectations”, Nwose said.

“The National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) is an affiliate of the International Federations of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA) whose members have the responsibility of provision, installation, maintenance and calibration of Communications, Navigational aids, Surveillance (CNS) and Power Systems. They hitherto play a pivotal role in the aviation safety chain”, Nwosu reiterated.

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Nwose further, stated that the theme was selected in view of increasing threats posed on the cyber world of which the aviation industry is part and parcel of.

L-r General Manager Electronic Communication Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Abdulaziz Maiwada, National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) Lagos chapter Chairman, Engr Anthony Nwose, Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) Deputy President Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Bello,Aviation Safety Inspector Engr E.N.G Oragwu,andZonal Vice President Lagos (NAAE) Engr. Ibitayo Ayodeji , during the Biennial General Meeting,Election and Symposium on ‘Cyber security and cyber threat in aviation industry ,and the role of atseps ’Organized by NAAE Lagos

“We believe that the event will be highly educative given the caliber of the Guest Speaker who have been carefully chosen to give more impetus to all important assignment of this group of aviation professionals”, Nwose added.

In his presentation, Guest Speaker, Engr. Ifeanyi Ogochukwu who spoke on the topic: “Cyber Security and Cyber Threat in Aviation Industry, and The Role of ATSEPS” revealed to participants, the dangers of cybercrime and possible ways to avoid their onslaught of cyber criminals.

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Engr. Ogochukwu who is also the Chief Technology Strategist, Debbie Mishael, while taking the participants through cybercrime as it affect the aviation industry, pointed out that it is very important that everybody knows that “We are under attack” by cyber criminals.

He proffered possible ways individuals or corporate organisations should adopt to beat the criminals to their game, stressing that at any point in time, they are monitoring one prey or the other.

The event was divided into three segments which comprises of the workshop or symposium; Biennial General Meeting and election of officers of the chapter.

Wole Shadare