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NCAA confirms Nigeria’s Airspace is Safe

Boom RadioNG | June 18, 2024
Acting Director-General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Capt Chris Najomo

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has declared that the Nigerian airspace is safe and secure.

This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the regulatory agency, and signed by the Acting Director-General, Capt Chris Najomo and it reads …”THE NCAA firmly aligns with the statement from the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on the total radar coverage of Nigeria. In furtherance to this, the NCAA investigated two recent cases of violations of the prohibited flight zones(DNP4) in Abuja established that both violations comprised controlled flights in controlled airspace, but strayed into restricted airspace as a result of adverse weather”.

The NCAA confirmed that NAMA had complete radar footage of the two violations, with full details of the identities of the aircraft and operators involved.

He also explained that this was made possible only due to functional primary and secondary surveillance radars in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt.

The NCAA stated that the improvement of Nigeria’s aviation infrastructure and radar coverage is being backed up with five additional MSSR stations at Obubbra, Ilorin, Talata Mafara, Maiduguri, and Numan, to augment the four existing radar centres to achieve total coverage of the country.

This statement comes after some certain online publications alleged that the airspace is insecure due to a lack of radar coverage.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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