Reps plan adequate funding for NAMA, as Farouk seeks fair revenue sharing review for agency

...Directors re-sign performance to measure KPIs, MD seeks excellence from staff


The House of Representatives has pledged swift action to ensure adequate funding for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), acknowledging the precarious financial situation exacerbated by an inequitable revenue-sharing formula.

A member of the House of Representatives who represented the chairman House Committee on Aviation, Abdullahi Idris Garba, Esosa Iyawe at the 2024 Management Retreat of NAMA with the theme, “Sustainability of strategic management and leadership development in airspace management: A New Approach which was held at the prestigious Zuma Rock Resort in Niger state made the disclosure.

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This is coming as the Managing Director of NAMA Umar Ahmed Farouk expressed gratitude to Iyawe while advocating for a review of the current revenue-sharing formula to ensure fair allocation of resources to NAMA.

Farouk equally urged the top management team at the agency to reaffirm their commitment to excellence and innovation in air navigation services.

.He delivered a comprehensive presentation outlining his achievements since assuming the role of Managing Director and shared his vision for the agency, emphasizing the imperative of visionary leadership, strategic management, and collaboration in achieving NAMA’s objectives of safety, efficiency, and sustainability in Nigerian airspace

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The eight directors of NAMA who provided comprehensive reports on their stewardship since assuming their roles in December 2023, delivered detailed presentations outlining their vision,mission and achievements so far recorded.

Additionally, they signed a recommitment bond, accompanied by key performance indicators (KPIs), aimed at evaluating performance and pinpointing areas for enhancement.

They lauded Farouk’s outstanding leadership as instrumental in driving the significant advancements observed in NAMA’s growth and ensuring safety in Nigerian airspace.

The Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, represented by the director of human resources, while applauding the growth of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency under the leadership of Farouk emphasized the importance of strategic management, leadership development, and collaborative efforts.

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He stated that these factors serve as catalysts for advancing the efficiency and effectiveness of airspace management in Nigeria, ultimately guaranteeing safety.

Iyawe urged his team to deliberate on meaningful recommendations aimed at enhancing safety in the Nigerian airspace.





Wole Shadare

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