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10 January 2020

NATCA urges FG to improve navigational aids at MMIA to curb flight diversion outside Nigeria

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association, NATCA, has urged the Federal government to improve the navigational and landing facilities at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

Its President, Abayomi Agoro, in a news release identified the degraded state of the facilities as the major problem forcing foreign flight diversion to neighboring countries.

Agoro lamented that the British Airways and Air France flights were recently diverted to Accra, Ghana, and Cotonou, Benin Republic, respectively from the Airport because of poor visibility as a result of harmattan haze.

He, however, stated that the members were worried about the safety of flights into and out of Lagos Airport, adding that the poor state of the landing facilities had made their members’ work more difficult.

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