NAMA Bombs INEC Over Poor Weather, Says Airports Operated 24 Hours On Friday

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has bombed the Independent National Electoral Commission over the postponement of the polls.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmud Yakubu on Saturday said the commission was postponing the elections due to logistics that stemmed from the inability to transport materials due to bad weather.

NAMA spokesperson, Khalid Emele, said Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, directed that all airports work 24 hours to ensure the transportation of INEC materials nationwide.

He added that the airports operated 24 hours service on Friday as opposed to the INEC submission.

“The Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) hereby wishes to inform the general public that there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday, the 16th of February 2019 in line with the agency’s mandate to provide uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country,” he said.

“Furthermore, the agency in line with the directive of the Honourable minister of state (aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika had earlier ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Friday 15th February 2019 to facilitate the transportation of INEC materials nationwide.

“In the same vein, 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 2019 general elections.”

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