NATCA Profile

Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association with the acronym (NATCA), and is registered under the Company and Allied Matters act 1990 with a common seal, having the status of a non-Governmental Organization (Professional).

Membership is drawn from Professional Traffic Controllers who possess relevant Air Traffic Controllers Licenses and Ratings. This comprises those engaged in Professional, Administrative, Regulatory and Human Resource Development duties.

The Major employers of Air Traffic Controllers are the Government Agencies namely, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), and Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT). There are also some corporate and Associate Members engage in the Airline and Aviation Support Services. There are a total of Three Hundred and Fifty Professional Members and over Fifty Associate Members.

The Association’s day to day activities are conducted by a body of elected National Executive Members, headed by a President. The Association is affiliated to the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (IFATCA).

Our Aims and Objectives

The Association is guided by a constitution whose aims and objectives include but not limited to:

  1. To promote the provision of Air Traffic Services in Nigeria for the Safety, Regularity, Efficiency and Economic conduct of Flights.
  2. To advance and monitor the practice of Air Traffic Control Services in Nigeria generally.
  3. To partner with Government, International Agencies, and Industry Stakeholders in Matters relating to Air Transport Safety, through constructive engagements, technical assistance programmes, and collaborative endeavours aimed at protecting the efficient practice and provision of Air Traffic Control services in Nigeria.
  4. To assist Members engaged in the practice of ATC Services to secure a just and fair terms and conditions of employment from their respective employers, particularly in the areas of works environment, tools, remuneration, medical and Health enhancement etc.
  5. To enable persons engaged in the profession of Air Traffic Control for the time or retired therefrom, to federate or to cooperate by becoming members of the Association.


Mr. Victor Eyaru

Mr Victor Eyaru joined the service at the defunct Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the then Federal Ministry of Transport as Air Traffic Control Assistant (ACA) on 1st January, 1986. He attended Lagos State University, Ojo where he studied Transport Planning.

He was NATCA’s Lagos Zonal Vice President between 2002 and 2006, National Deputy President from 2006 and 2012 and became the National President in October, 2012.

General Secretary

Mr. Olawode, Joseph Adebanji

He joined the service as Air Traffic Controller Grade II on 12th February, 1993 at the defunct Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) after obtaining Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree in Physics Electronics at the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 1990.

He had previously served as NATCA Chairman( Lagos Chapter) between 2006 and 2012 before being appointed as National General Secretary in 2012.


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