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Air traffic controller slumps, dies on duty

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

According to Daily Trust, Effiong said to be in his early 40s reportedly slumped while at his duty post at the approach radar of the Lagos airport in the early hours of Monday, November 22. 

Air traffic controller slumps, dies on duty at Lagos Airport

A source at the airport said 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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