Senate passes Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Bill

By Benjamin Arida://

Senate on Wednesday passed one of the six Aviation Executive Bills, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Bill, 2022.

This followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation, chaired by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West) during plenary.

Presenting the report, Senator Adeyemi said the bill seeks to repeal Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Act 2010 for the purposes of providing effective air navigation services in Nigeria. 

He added that the NAMA bill is one of the six Aviation Executive Bills referred to the committee by the Senate which are related to crucial matters of regulation, training, management, and safety of the Aviation Industry. 

“The issues that surround the Bill are significant in ensuring safe air travels and are part of efforts at enhancing the health and profitability of the overarching aviation sector and public benefit”, he said. 

The lawmaker observed that the Act establishing NAMA came into effect on May 26, 1999, and has been in operation for twenty-two years. 

He said that the amendments to the NAMA Act 2010 are geared twists aligning the Agency to meet new operational requirements in the industry as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. 

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