By DANIEL ETEGHE
The National Aeronautical Communicators Association of Nigeria NACAN has called for the upgrading of communication equipments in all airports across the country.
Rising from its 5th delegate’s conference in Ilorin, Kwara state, NACAN in a Communiqué noted that the provision of air traffic communications services as an inevitable ally in flight safety should be given its pride of place.
The Communique signed by its president and general secretary respectively Philip Aderosoye and Nkambo George. called on the management of NAMA, to put in place machinery to ensure the Total Aeronautical Handling System AMHS coverage of all airports.
It noted with nostalgia the non_confirmation of a substantive General Manager (communications) despite entreaties from the Associations spanning five years and called on the management to as a matter of utmost concern and urgency take a positive decision on this over flogged issue in the interest of posterity, peace and progress of the Department in particular NAMA in general.
It also appealed to the management of NAMA for the umpteenth time to consider the transfer of communications personnel who have spent upwards of 25 years in one station in order to give them sense of belonging as they were becoming highly demoralized.
The congress_in_session also adopted the change in the nomenclature of the profession in line with the approved scheme of service the new name which is now known as Air Traffic Communication officer.
The communiqué frowned at the destabilizing activities of the so called Save NACAN Group (SNG) and noted that these elements were acting the scripts of some external foes for some selfish end and advised the group to desist from their nefarious actions/activities in their own best interest for the benefit of peace and progress.