Nigeria Air Traffic Controllers issue 21-day ultimatum

Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association, NATCA, on Sunday issued a 21-day ultimatum to the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, to pay outstanding allowances of its members.

The association gave the ultimatum in a communiqué signed by its President, Victor Eyaru, and the General Secretary, Banji Olawode, at the end of its 43rd Annual General Meeting in Kano State.

The association demanded that all unresolved issues regarding air traffic controllers’ remuneration and professional allowances should be attended to with effect from November 3.

The air controllers also requested for the review of the allowances of their members working at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.

They said the review of the allowances had been pending before the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission since 2010.

NATCA said it was determined to resist the alleged plan by the management of NAMA to appoint a non-air traffic controller as an airspace manager at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.

“In addition, NATCA demands that the headship of all stations should revert to air traffic controllers,” it said.

The association commended the efforts of the NCAT in improving its training facilities such as virtual tower and radar simulators.

It suggested that sufficient training and re-training should be given to all controllers as part of measures aimed promoting air safety.



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  • Truthometer

    Is clueless PDP not going to blame APC for this?

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Bread and butter trade unionism all the time! Nobody cares about the bad governance in the nation!

  • Tolu Taylor

    Very unfortunate to know that these things happens even in the aviation sector.

  • Davies

    After 7 months, has President Goodluck Jonathan taken a first step in his hare-brained attempt to merge NAMA
    with aviation regulator (NCAA) and to further merge both as behemoth with Nigeria’s Meterological Service provider?
    Of course he’s not taken a single step in that mis-directed endeavour. All boards of the the three entities are now empty.
    And the boards have been empty since January 29th when President Jonathan announced the names of the Board members – all of whom he’s failed or refused to swear into office till date. That is how President Jonathan mis-governs Nigeria.

    • Bambam

      @ Davies:

      President Jonathan is doing exactly this same mess at the Petroleum Trust Development Fund [PTDF].
      Last week, all the management staff at PTDF were dismissed without their replacement(s) scheduled.

      • 2000gig

        Incompetent mis-governance will kill off Nigeria at this rate….such sheer presidential befuddlement!