- The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency says 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports was ensured on February 15
- The agency says this was to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission materials nationwide
- The disclosure was made by the general manager, public affairs of NAMA, Khalid Emele
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday, February 17, said it ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on February 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials nationwide.
The general manager, public affairs of NAMA, Khalid Emele, disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Lagos, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Legit.ng recalls that announced the rescheduling of the presidential and National Assembly elections from February 16 to February 23 due to logistics reasons.
Emele said the provision of the 24-hour navigation services was based on the directive from the minister of state for aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
He added that there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on February 16.
According to him, this was in keeping with the agency’s mandate of providing uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country.
He said: “NAMA wishes to reassure all airspace users and the general public that the Nigerian airspace shall remain open for all airspace users before, during and after the rescheduled general elections.
“The agency has put in place appropriate contingency measures to ensure safe flight operations within the period, as well as possible extension of operational hours of any domestic airport where the need arises."
He advised airline operators, the travelling public and other service providers who were dependent on the agency’s services to carry on with their businesses as usual.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state called on the international community to continue to mount pressure on the federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the conduct of credible and peaceful elections across the country, including his state.
In a statement personally signed by Wike on the postponement of the elections in Nigeria and obtained by Legit.ng on Sunday, February 17, the governor said that the original plan of the APC-led federal government was to isolate Rivers and truncate the elections in the state.
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