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During The Conferment Of An Award On Him In London
By Global Peace Movement International

Born on the 8th of May, 1960 in Arochukwu, Abia State to the highly illustrious family of late Senator Henry Udoh, Engineer Nnamdi Nwafor Udoh, can be rightly described as a man that has always looked upwards and towards the sky.

As he is being honnoured and recognized today by Global Peace Movement International here in London, it is important to acknowledge the huge reservoir of intellectual, moral and professional powers that this icon of management has brought to bear in the development of Nigeria and the international development system.

Apart from presently operating in an environment where looking at the sky always is a constant, this great man of ideas has brought to bear, his positive outlook and acute sense of harmony in the management of responsibilities that have come across his way in the course of his illustrious career.

In doing background research on this awardee as a precedent to today's conferment, Global Peace Movement International discovered that right from the time of birth that it was evident Engineer Udoh was marked for greatness and always eager to take on the challenges of life.

Having attended Aggrey Primary School, Aba before proceeding to National High School where he passed his West African School Certificate Examinations in flying colours, Engineer Udoh joined the civil aviation department in May, 198O.This was before the department metamorphosed into the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) where he rose to the position of director of safety electronics and engineering Services in 2009.

An education enthusiast, erudite scholar, leader and philanthropist that has successfully instituted several scholarship schemes for indigent student across several parts of Nigeria and on the continent, Engineer Udoh, it has been several acknowledge, is driven by his own experience in life, as he was a beneficiary of several scholarships at various times in various countries, including in Canada, Germany and here in the United Kingdom.

A testimony to his high professionalism and global acceptance, considering the huge work he has done in fixing Nigeria's airspace is reflected in the fact that Engineer Udoh is the current vice-chairman of civil air navigation services organization (CANSO), in the whole of Africa.

His vision is to see a strong Nigeria capable of competing with other global leaders in all spectra of human endeavour, which our organization, Global Peace Movement also has since noticed, justifiably resulted in his appointment as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) by the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Ionathan on 4th October, 2011.

Holding countless qualifications from all the best institutions across the globe, today's beneficiary of the prestigious Global Peace Movement International Award hold high degrees in air safety, school of engineering and mathematical sciences from here in the City University, London, while also possessing a diploma in aeronautical electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.

A thoroughbred professional, Engineer Udoh also has the Nigerian (NCAA) ATSEP License with 1st and 2nd ratings on surveillance and primary surveillance radar and secondary surveillance radar, alongside those from Canadian and Germany.

Engineer Udoh is also an alumnus of the transport Canada training institute, Ottawa and the German School of Aviation, Langen. Not done yet, he is a registered engineer with the council for regulation of engineering in Nigeria (COREN), while at the same time, belongs to several other professional bodies including the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society of United Kingdom.

In congratulating this high level professional for his immense contributions to the development of engineering and aeronautics in Nigeria and around the world, Global Peace Movement notes that the awardee has over thirty - three years professional experience in the provision of air navigation services with bias though in air safety management for surveillance, projects, calibration and logistics.

The awardee, our organization respectfully acknowledge was the project manager for the multi-billion naira total radar coverage of Nigeria (TRACON), a project, that has continually delivered state of the art air traffic management systems in Nigeria, saving countless lives and has changed the face of civil aviation in Nigeria, particulary with the commencement of radar control at the four main centers in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt, and with additional autonomous centers in Maiduguri, Ilorin, Numan, Talata-Mafara and Obubra.

Several factory acceptance tests and site acceptance tests for several deliverables of the TRACON project in France, United Kingdom, Germany and Nigeria, were the brain child of this awardee. To achieve this feat, Enginer Udoh led technical teams to for the detailed design of the multimode dual - for the TRACON project.

As we congratulate this icon of wisdom, integrity and professionalism today, it is on record that Engineer Udoh since his assumption of office as the managing director and chief executive officer of the NAMA have been unparalleled. Few of this includes the successful completion of the total VHF radio coverage of Nigeria, the world-geodetic survey for twenty-two airports in Nigeria, the rehabilitation of thirteen control towers amongst others too numerous to mention.

The successful commencement of area radar control in Lagos and Kano in May this year under the leadership of Engineer Udoh has since been classified as a milestone in the history of air navigation service provision in Nigeria and on the continent.

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Global Peace Movement International, on behalf of its affiliates around the world, congratulates the awardee, who not surprisingly, was the founding general-secretary of the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE), in Nigeria, a one time national president of the Association and the first African director of the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Association (IFATSEA).His people at home, apart from Global Peace Movement International also remembers him, as he is currently the President-General of Nzuko-Aro worldwide.

We congratulate you sir as you receive this award.

Dr. Mike Uyi,
Global Peace Movement International

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