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NAMA To Collaborate With ICPC On Anti–Corruption War

Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Abel Orukpe,


The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has stated its readiness to promote transparency, accountability, fiscal discipline and anti-corruption in its operations and processes in line with the anti-graft posture of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam, said this while receiving a high-powered delegation of ICPC at the agency’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.

Abdulsalam noted that as the nation’s sole Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), whose mandate is safety-critical, the agency would work in collaboration with ICPC in re-orientating staff on the ills of corruption and financial crimes to ensure  that the virtues and values transparency permeate the system.

The NAMA boss recalled that in keeping with this determination, the agency sponsored a total of 16 staff to the just concluded three-day anti-corruption training for aviation sector workers, which took place at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi, Nasarawa State.

He stressed that “a corrupt-free aviation industry would make for a safer Nigerian sky.”

Earlier in his remarks, the Zonal Commissioner of ICPC and leader of the delegation, Mr. Shintema Binga, stated that their visit was to sensitise aviation agencies on the Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) for the sector to be embarked upon by the commission in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2014 with the Ministry of Aviation.

Binga pointed out that the commission intends to do a system study of the aviation sector, particularly Abuja and Lagos airports as major gateways in order to find out areas that are prone to corruption and also come up with ways of addressing them.