This Day (Lagos)

22 June 2012

Nigeria: FAAN Hands Over Bird, Wildlife Control, AFL to Nama

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Monday handed over the functions of the Bird and Other Wildlife Hazard Control and Vegetation Management and Airfield Lighting Operation to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) as part of renewed efforts aimed at improving the operations of the aviation industry.

The exercise, which was held at FAAN Board Room, Lagos, according to the Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. George Uriesi, was in compliance with the directive of the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, early 2012.

Uriesi, in company of some members of his leadership team, had, at the brief ceremony, handed over the records of 61 wild life, 17 grass management and 37 Airfield Lighting staff in FAAN's employ to his NAMA counterpart, Mazi Nnamdi Udoh.

Uriesi assured that his management would give total and full cooperation to NAMA, adding, "we will embrace this change and pursue it to the best of our ability."

Mazi Udoh in his response noted that NAMA and FAAN would not cease from ensuring efficient service delivery as they improve their viability as going concerns, in spite of the latest handover of functions.

The managements of the two agencies had also at the session constituted a committee, drawn from both agencies, to critically look into the issues of ongoing projects, supply of power to the airfield and ensure the smooth transition of functions and concerned personnel from FAAN to NAMA so as to advise both managements on the best way forward.

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