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NUATE insists Anasi’s hands are tied, call for functional NAMA MD

National Union of Air Transport Employees, (NUATE), has joined the call for the Federal Government to appoint a substantive managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) stating that the acting managing director’s hands are tied as he has affirmed himself

This is just as the union has asked government to extend its anti-graft war to other aviation agencies in the air transport sector describing the skullduggery uncovered NAMA, as a shame to the Nigerian aviation industry.

Speaking yesterday with reporters at the union’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Lagos, Secretary-General of the Union, Comrade Olayinka Abioye said that the acting managing director in the person of Engineer Emma Anasi had affirmed himself that his hands are tied and that with him acting, there is a lacuna in the system.

Abioye said, “We are happy at what is happening at NAMA, but there should not be a lacuna in the system. The government should bring in a substantive Managing Director for the agency. The Ag. Managing Director is incompetent because he complained that his hands are tied.”

According to Abioye, unions especially NUATE had complained about corrupt practices in the agency in the past, but there complaints were treated with levity by the government.

The unionist also alleged that most of the agencies in the sector are striving to pay staff salaries due to several corruption practices in the system, adding that succession plan had collapsed totally in the sector in the past 10 years.

He said, “That situation brought shame to the nation’s aviation industry. The unions had complained of several infractions in the agency over the years, but, all our complaints were thrown back at us for lack of evidence. Even, when we provide the government with evidences they asked us for, they still don’t act.

He however commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts at sanitizing the nation including the economy, stressing that this would serve as a deterrent to others.

EFCC had on February 12, 2016 arrested and detained about six top management staff of NAMA including its Managing Director, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam Ibrahim over N6.9 billion fraud in the agency.

They were last Thursday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos and are being prosecuted on a 21- count charge.

Abdusalam is charged alongside Nnamdi Udoh (still at large), Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, Joy Ayodele Adegorite, Randville Invesment Ltd and Multeng Travels and Tours Ltd. They were arraigned before Justice Babs Kuewumi.

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