Amaechi appoints Anasi to head NAMA as anti-graft agency grills MD, three others

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FOLLOWING the arrest of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Ibrahim Abdulsalam last weekend by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has appointed a new acting Managing Director, Emmanuel Anasi.

Amaechi, it was learnt, paid an unscheduled visit to NAMA yesterday and had a closed-door meeting with the directors of the agency where the Director of Engineering, Emmanuel Anasi was told to act for the Managing Director, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, who is being grilled by the EFCC.

The visit was to stop the confusion in the agency following the arrests last week Friday of Abdulsalam and three others.

The officers still in detention are Director of Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Clara Aliche, Acting Director of Procurement, Muyiwa Adegorite, General Manager (Finance) Nurudeen Segun Agbolade and Project Manager, Felicia Agubata.

According to a source close to the agency, Amaechi, on arrival at the headquarters of the agency in Lagos went into a meeting with some workers that lasted just ten minutes.

However, the petition to the EFCC titled “A clarion call for investigation of Financial Recklessness in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency,” listed cases of mismanagement, which has affected the performance of the agency and provision of efficient safety services, our source informed was made by a respected stakeholder.

The petitioner, who is a top official of NAMA warned that if immediate action was not taken, the agency “may soon be unable to provide navigational and air traffic services, amongst other core mandates of the agency and this would affect and compromise tremendously the safety of the flying public.”

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