THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) came alive today with the reporting to duty of the just appointed acting Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services (DSEES), Engineer Farouk Ahmed Umar who arrived Lagos last night after receiving his appointment letter from the Federal Government.Nigerianflightdeck.com learnt from an eyewitness that the director’s office earlier today was a beehive of activities as colleagues and well-wishers trooped in to welcome him back to NAMA headquarters for a second spell.
According to insider information, immediately Farouk stepped foot in the office, there was a lot of jubilation as it would seem, he was popular among his colleagues before his redeployment to Kano.
Our source further said that the new man already been in a meeting where he was required to attend has had a chat with the current acting managing director of the agency, Emmanuel Anansi who expressed joy to have Umar’s wealth of experience in the team to move the agency to greater height.
Umar, a 1988 graduate and was until his appointment the General Manager, Special Project Unit, Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA).
He had served at top management level in various capacities as Airspace Manager, Minna Airport.
He was also General Manager, Procurement at NAMA Headquarters in Lagos.
He bagged Bachelor Engineering from the Federal University (FUT), Minna; Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos State University.
Umar is member, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (MCOREN); member Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE); member Chartered Institute of Administration (MCIA); member, chartered Institute of Supply and Purchase and Management.