NAMA Leadership Crisis Resolved, Anasi Appointed Ag MD

The leadership crisis rocking the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has resolved with the appointment of an acting managing director.
The impasse was occasioned by the arrest of the managing director, Mr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam, and some other top management staff of the agency by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The spokesman for the agency, Mrs. Olajumoke Adetona, said in a statement issued in Lagos that the acting director of safety and electronics engineering services, Mr. Emmanuel Anasi, would serve as the acting managing director in the interim.
Adetona however stated in a press statement that there was no leadership tussle at the agency at any time.
“Recent press reports have given the impression that there is an on-going power tussle by some management staff of NAMA over the position of acting managing director and chief executive of the agency. Such unsubstantiated, deliberately planted reports are a complete figment of the imagination of the authors, who maliciously hope to profit from the confusion the false reports are capable of causing.
“As soon as the Hon. Minister of Transportation Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi became aware that some top officials of the Agency (including the managing director and chief executive had been held by the EFCC, he personally visited the Agency on Tuesday 16th February, 2016 and gave clear directives to Engr. Emmanuel Anasi (Acting Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services) to oversee the affairs of the Agency for the time being.
“At no time thereafter did any management staff seek to contest or dispute the clear directives of the Hon. Minister with regard to the interim leadership of the Agency.
“Management therefore appeals to the mass media to, in line with the ethics of their profession, always endeavor to verify information being dished out to the general public to avert the panic and confusion such false reports are capable of generating.
“We hereby wish to assure the general public that NAMA remains fully engaged in the diligent performance of its statutory duties and responsibilities, and there is no threat whatsoever to the safety of our air space.” she said.


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