An Air Traffic Controller at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Aniekan Inuk Effiong, has died.
It was gathered that Effiong slumped and died on duty in the wee hours of Monday.
According to Daily Trust, the controller, who is in his early 40s reportedly, slumped while at his duty post at the approach radar of the Lagos airport.
source at the airport disclosed 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).
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.”
Airport authorities are yet to release an official statement about the incident.