Abuja - The Nigerian Airspace Management
Agency (NAMA) is training some air traffic controllers in a move aimed at
boosting its capacity.
The controllers are undergoing training on a combined
Terminal Approach Surveillance Radar/Area Airways Surveillance Radar course at
the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria.
The training would boost capacity of existing manpower in
Air Traffic Management for the implementation of Performance Based Navigation
The combined course, which is making its debut in
Nigeria, is scheduled to last for ten weeks.
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Managing Director of NAMA, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, noted that
the combined radar course was another milestone in Nigerian aviation.
It is the result of the memorandum of understanding (MOU)
signed recently with NCAT in keeping with the Federal Government's policy on
Abdulsalam revealed there were 40 Air Traffic Controllers presently
undergoing the Basic Air Traffic Control Course at NCAT Zaria.
He added that some experienced field officers are also
being sent to the NCAT to help in monitoring the progress of training in the
He charged participants to justify the huge investment
NAMA was making in human capital development by showing commitment and
dedication to their studies.
- CAJ News