NAMA commences reorganisation, makes changes, promotes Njoke GM

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has commenced the proper placement of staff to their rightful position as a way of righting the wrongs of so many years.

The re-organisation which has the backing of the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo has brought a huge relief to many whose morale had been dampened by many years of discarding seniority in public service and one that almost jeopardised the civil service rule.

Keyamo has been fair to all and had not hidden his promise to do justice to so many petitions that flooded his desk on the manner ‘outsiders’ who probably graduated from the university in 2014 were imposed on Deputy General Managers, further stunting their progression.

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The current Managing Director of NAMA, Umar Ahmed Farouk was equally a victim of injustice in the organization he currently heads. He was for more than ten years the most senior director in the agency and could probably have assumed the position of MD because of his vast experience as an aviator even though many argued that the position of MD is political and each Minister reserves the right to appoint whoever he deems fit to help him operate effectively.

So many years of keeping Farouk in the doldrums were finally broken a few weeks before his planned retirement from service. He is currently carrying out surgical operations in NAMA to reposition the agency for efficiency.

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The repositioning has seen Evelyn Njoku emerge as the General Manager, of Public Affairs from her position as Deputy General Manager. Njoku comes with a wealth of experience having spent over two decades in the agency and learning the ropes.

She graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 1992 with a BSC and did her NYSC in 1992-1993 at the then Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA).

After the completion of her NYSC, Njoku joined FCAA as Air transport officer on grade level 8 in 1993, subsequently deployed to the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and lastly deployed to Nigerian Airspace Agency (NAMA) on January 1, 2000, till date.

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She remained a deputy general manager from 2015 until her latest appointment as general manager in February 2024.

Njoku who has an MBA in Marketing in 2007, is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Affairs (NIPR).

She attended Air transport Aviation and management training, both outside Nigeria and within. She is the President of Glowing Women in Aviation, Nigeria chapter to date.    

Wole Shadare