Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has commenced the installation of project facilities in Kano and Lagos Area Control Centres, ACCs, simultaneously in keeping with its September 2015 deadline for the take-off of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Contract /Controller Pilot Data Link Communication, ADS-C/CPDLC in the country.
The equipment which include both hardware and software systems consists of SITA AIRCOM ATS systems, controller working positions, switches, display systems, modems and redundant power systems.
Others include link connectivity platforms, Human Machine Interface, HMI, Air Traffic Situation Awareness Display, ACARS Access Gateways, AAG, FANS Front End Systems, FFE, Fame Simulators, work stations as well as recorder/replay systems.
Speaking on the installation, the managing director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam expressed optimism that the quality of infrastructure being deployed by the agency and the expertise of trained personnel would further enhance the ongoing digitalization of air traffic management systems in country.
Meanwhile, NAMA has pledged commitment towards promoting transparency, accountability, fiscal discipline and anti-corruption in its operations and processes in line with the anti-graft posture of the Federal Government.
The managing director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam who made these remarks while receiving a high-powered delegation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos noted that as the nation’s sole air navigation service provider whose mandate is safety-critical, “NAMA would work in close collaboration with ICPC in re-orienting staff on the ills of corruption and financial crimes to ensure that the virtues and values transparency permeate the system.”
Engr. Abdulsalam recalled that in keeping with this determination, the agency sponsored a total of 16 staff to the recently concluded three-day anti-corruption training for aviation sector workers which took place at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, ACAN, Keffi, Nasarawa State, stressing that “a corrupt-free aviation industry would make for a safer Nigerian sky.”
Earlier in his remarks, the Zonal Commissioner of ICPC and leader of the delegation Mr. Shintema Binga informed his host that their visit was to sensitize aviation agencies on the Corruption Risk Assessment for the sector to be embarked upon by the commission in line with the MOU signed in 2014 with the Ministry of Aviation.
Mr. Binga pointed out that the commission intends to do a system study of the aviation sector, particularly Abuja and Lagos airports as major gateways in order find out areas that could be prone to corruption and also come up with ways of addressing them.

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