Air traffic controller slumps, dies on duty at Lagos Airport

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An Air Traffic Controller at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, identified as Aniekan Inuk Effiong, has slumped and died on duty.

Effiong in his early 40s, according to Daily Trust report, slumped while at his duty post at the approach radar of the Lagos airport in the early hours of Monday, November 22, 2021.

A source at the airport said that the deceased slumped but because of vehicular restrictions to the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) site, he could not be rushed to the hospital.

“Before they could get a vehicle and rush him to the hospital he passed on,” the source said.

The deceased was an official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA).

“I wish to appeal to the authorities particularly his immediate constituency, NAMA, the magnanimous Minister and DG NCAA to please come to the immediate aid of his young family with the hope also that he will be compensated adequately to encourage others.

“While doing all these, may I appeal that the restriction of vehicle to the TRACON site be reviewed immediately while stress test carried out on the surviving ones. I humbly submit and seek for prayers for God to forgive his shortcomings and accept him in his bosom,”the source added.

 

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