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New NAMA MD, Farouk assumes duty, declares emergency on power

by Samson Echenim

The newly appointed Managjng Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr Ahmed Umar Farouk yesterday, assumed duty at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, with a call for renewed commitment to flight safety and declaring a state of emergency on electricity supply for the agency’s operations.

According to a statement by NAMA’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Amaka Walker, Farouk on assuming duty on Monday indicated priority in effective communication and operational stability.

“With an illustrious three-decade career marked by significant contributions to Nigeria’s aviation infrastructure, Farouk takes charge, emphasizing a renewed commitment to safety and industry standards,” Walker stated.

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 Omnidirectional Radio Range. His planned retirement on January 18 marked the conclusion of an era dedicated to advancing the nation’s aviation capabilities.

The new Managing Director of NAMA, Engr Ahmed Umar Farouk at assumption of duty at the agency’s headquarters, Abuja on Monday.

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.

“NAMA is no longer on trial; we are on course, and our commitment to excellence is resolute,” Farouk was quoted in the statement.

Addressing the paramount importance of flight safety, the new NAMA boss 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.

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.

He expresses 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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