VISION: To be one of the leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) in the world. MISSION: To provide safe, efficient, effective and economic Air Navigation Services to airspace users, through deployment of new technologies and dedicated workforce.





Engr. FAROUK AHMED UMAR, is a native of Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi state.

He bagged Bachelor in Engineering from  the Federal University (FUT), Minna; Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos State University.
Farouk  is a Registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); member Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE); member Chartered Institute of Administration (MCIA); and  member, Chartered Institute of Supply and Purchase Management. 

He served as the Airspace Manager, Minna Airport from where he was appointed General Manager, Procurement at NAMA Headquarters in Lagos. He also served as General Manager Special Projects, Northern Region with office in Kano: an office he held until his appointment as Director Safety Electronic and Engineering Services.
He is a lover of sports especially Football.

Mrs Anastasia Gbem is the Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Airspace  Management Agency (NAMA) responsible for advising the Governing Board of Directors, Management and staff on all legal matters involving the entire operations of the Agency. Prior to this, Mrs. Gbem  was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
Mrs. Gbem  who has  garnered over decades of extensive experience in the aviation industry began her career with the defunct Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA)  as the pioneer Legal Officer. She also worked as a Principal Legal Officer for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and served the Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) as the pioneer Legal Adviser.
She has played key leading role resulting in the modernisation, development and adoption of national  laws governing civil aviation activities in Nigeria, particularly, the ratification of several international Air Law Instruments by Nigeria. She has served in several ICAO's Legal Committee meetings and Diplomatic Conferences and was a member of the Drafting Committee on Cape Town Convention. Mrs Gbem currently serves as a member of the ICAO Commission of Experts of the International Registry of the Cape Town Convention.

A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mrs. Gbem also holds a Master Degree in Air and Space Law from  the McGill University Montreal, Canada and is currently a PhD candidate  also in Space Law at the Leiden University, The Netherlands.  She has published several articles in the area of Air and Space Law.

Mrs. Gbem is a life member of the Institute of Air and Space Law Association, Montreal, Canada, and Vice Chairperson, Aviation Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.



Paul T. Oki is the current Company Secretary of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, with over 15 years experience advising Nigerian, U.S. and European clients on significant cross-border transactions and business partnerships in Company Law, Telecommunications, Aviation, Energy and other areas Commercial Law. Prior to his appointment, Paul was a Partner in Sterling Partnership – a distinguished commercial law firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja., Nigeria.

Paul has received training in the United States on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and he has advised several well-known U.S. companies on the corporate compliance practices of their subsidiaries and operations in Nigeria, including arrangements with local vendors, business partners and government agencies. He has also provided comprehensive FCPA due diligence, including local document retrieval and examination to Fortune 500 companies in response to FCPA investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

At the State level, he advised the Rivers State Ministry of Finance on the drafting of the Rivers State Revenue Administration Law (a law to make provision for the collection of revenue due to the Government of Rivers State and Local Government Councils and to establish the relevant administrative structures), the drafting of the Rivers State Debt Management Office (Establishment) Law 2012 (a law to provide for the establishment of the Rivers State Debt Management Office and for connected purposes), and the drafting of the Rivers State Bond and Other Debt Securities Law 2012 (a Law to provide for the raising of loans through the issuance of Bonds, Notes and other Debt Securities and for connected purposes).

At the Federal level, Paul Advised the Communications Committee of the Federal House of Representatives on the drafting of the current Nigerian Communications Act 2003. He successfully represented the House of Representatives before a Joint Harmonization Committee set up to reconcile diverging views of the Senate & the House on key aspects of draft Communications Bill. Paul also Served on a Panel of Experts preparing draft legislation for the Admissibility, Interpretation & Enforcement of Electronic Contracts in Nigeria. Representing Registered Corporate Secretaries, Paul has acted as external Company Secretary to over 20 companies.  

Paul obtained his law degree from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1998. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Nigerian Corporate Counsel Forum (CCF), a pioneer member of the Governing Council of the Section on Business Law (SBL) a member of the International Bar Association, (IBA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA).  He is also the immediate past Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) - the professional body responsible for the promotion and protection of the Gas Industry in Nigeria with over 40 corporate members and 1212 individual members.




Mr Gabriel Akpen is the director of operations, he is a well-grounded Air Traffic Management professional with a unique team spirit and goal oriented attitude towards work. Born on the 20th of May, 1964, in Zaki-Biam, Mr Akpen attended Commercial College, Gboko where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1982.  Thereafter he moved over to Abuja in 1983 where he secured employment in the then Civil Aviation Department (CAD).  His quest for higher education saw him in the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, obtaining a Diploma in Air Traffic Control in 1988. Between 1988 and 1990, Akpen was posted to Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja-Lagos as an Air Traffic Cadet. Between this time and 2013 when he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, he grew through the ranks, acquiring vast experiences and training in the critical area of Air Traffic Management and Technical Operations. With over 34 years of vast experience in his chosen career, Akpen has served in various airports across the country including Lagos, Sokoto, Kano, and Enugu. His professional training cuts across various aspects of operations and air traffic management. These include Search and Rescue Administrators Course (2017), Administrative and Management Principles, Processes and Practices, ASCON Badagry (2017) Search and Rescue Co-ordinators Course (SMC) (2009), Technical Operations Management Training for Leadership Cadet Certifications, Advance Area Control (2008), Area Airways Procedure Course (2005), Air Traffic Collision Avoidance System (2003), Air Traffic Control Aerodrome and Approach Rating (1990).  Mr Akpen, a competent instructor and certified examiner, was Airspace Manager, Enugu airport from 2010-2013 and also General Manager, Port Harcourt Station in 2016-2017. In recognition of his administrative prowess and excellent leadership qualities Akpen has at various times served as Deputy President, Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Vice President, NATCA, Chairman, Air Transport Senior Staff Association (NAMA branch) and Chairman, Airspace Managers’ Forum. He is married with 3 children.












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