NAMA moves to boost IGR
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has begun moves to shore up its revenue base in order to effectively meet its core obligation of air navigation services.
Managing Director of the agency, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, said the move was imperative to support her quest at upgrading navigational infrastructure, air traffic management services, building staff capacity as well as other personnel costs.
The implication is that airlines may be tasked to pay more for services, while indebted airlines are forced out of business.
Akinkuotu, while receiving the report of the Revenue Mobilisation Committee set up by the agency, said an improvement in the revenue profile of the agency would translate to a more robust NAMA, discharging its functions in a more efficient manner.
He, however, enjoined staffers to be more prudent and avoid wastages in order “to make this dream realisable.”
It will be recalled that in the quest to improve its revenue generating capacity, the agency recently inaugurated a Revenue Mobilisation Committee, whose core term of reference was to extensively deliberate on the agency’s statutory revenue sources and develop strategies for more effective ways of generation and collection.
The committee sat between February and April 2018 and came up with recommendations. These include improvement on the frequency of stakeholder engagement, especially on matters relating to service delivery; media enlightenment of customers through various platforms; provision of incentives for prompt payment by customers and improvement on the agency’s e-payment platform, including deployment of Point of Sales (POS) in all revenue payment points nationwide.
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