The Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Mr. Lawrence Pwajok says, the agency has deployed its technical staff to the Makurdi airport for resumption of flights into Benue State.
According to Mr. Pwajok, air traffic controllers, engineers, aeronautical information and communication officers have been deployed to Makurdi to take over from the military.
Speaking on the deployment of air navigation facilities to airport during the oversight visit of the joint National Assembly Committees on Aviation to NAMA in Lagos, he said, his staff and managers were fully on ground in Makurdi as well as facilities that can support the military equipment there.
He stated that, the agency had also designed satellite navigation capability into Makurdi and awaiting it publication.
The Acting NAMA boss said, the Benue State Government is also planning to build a new airport in the state, adding that, last week, there was an inspection of a new airport location in the state in conjunction with the ministry of Aviation and other aviation agencies.
Mr. Pwajok assured that, NAMA was objective and willing to ensure deployment of navigation equipment are adequately reflective of the geographic location of the country.