Senate passes Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Bill

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The Senate has passed the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Bill, 2022.

This followed the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Aviation at plenary on Wednesday.

Providing the report, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC-Kogi), the Chairman of the Committee, said the bill looked for to reverse the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Act, 2010 for the purposes of providing effective air navigation services in Nigeria.

According to him, the NAMA costs is one of the 6 Aviation Executive Bills described the Committee by the Senate, which relate to crucial matters of regulation, training, management and safety of the Aviation Industry.

He said, “The concerns that surround the Bill are significant in making sure safe air travels and become part of efforts at boosting the health and profitability of the overarching air travel sector and public advantage.”

Adeyemi observed that the Act developing NAMA entered into impact on May 26, 1999, and had functioned for 22 years.

According to him, the amendments to the NAMA Act 2010 were tailored towards aligning the Agency to fulfill brand-new functional requirements in the industry as specified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).