Nigeria and Ghana have signed an agreement to enhance cross-border joint search and rescue exercise in air traffic-related emergencies.

The pact, signed yesterday by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Lagos, stipulates guidelines and procedures for collaboration on aircraft and weather or terrain information sharing.

It also focuses on manpower deployment, as well as search and rescue equipment in the event of incidents or accidents.NAMA also signed Letters of Agreement with the visiting Ghanaian team specifying procedures for tactical separation of aircraft between Lagos and Accra.

Managing Director of NAMA, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, said the agreement was in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirements to enhance operational synergy in air traffic management between both countries.

Source: Guardian

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