BREAKING: Air Traffic Controller Slumps, Dies At Lagos Airport

Aniekan Inuk Effiong an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Monday morning slumped and died on duty post at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The controller was said to be in his early 40s as at the time he died on duty on Monday at 4am.

Though there has not been an official confirmation of his death, a source at the airport told reports 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.

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

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

The source said, “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.”

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