Airports operated 24 hours on Feb.15 to distribute INEC materials – NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday said that it ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Feb. 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) materials nationwide.

Passenger planes pictured at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in the Nigerian commercial capital Lagos on October 23, 2005

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had announced the rescheduling of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections from Feb.16 to Feb. 23 due to logistics reasons.

Emele said the provision of the 24-hour navigation services was based on the directive from the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

He added that there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Feb. 16.

According to him, this was in keeping with the agency's mandate of providing uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country.

NAMA wishes to reassure all airspace users and the general public that the Nigerian airspace shall remain open for all airspace users before, during and after the rescheduled general elections.

The agency has put in place appropriate contingency measures to ensure safe flight operations within the period, as well as possible extension of operational hours of any domestic airport where the need arises, he said.

He advised airline operators, the travelling public and other service providers who were dependent on the agency's services to carry on with their businesses as usual.

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