The Federal Government has sacked the heads of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Nigerian College of Aviation technology.
Their removal follows the recent sack of the former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah.
A statement in Abuja by the Special Assistant on Media to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sam Nwaobasi, stated that Saleh Dumona, the Director of Projects in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, is to replace George Uriesi as the Managing Director of FAAN.
Also, the General Manager, Procurements, in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, is to replace Nnamdi Udoh as Managing Director of the agency.
The Government Safety Inspector and International Civil Aviation Organisation Focal Point for Nigeria on line Aircraft Safety Information Systems, Capt. Akinyele Caulcrick, takes over from Capt. Chinyere Kalu as Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology.
The Commissioner, Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau, Capt. Muhktar Usman, replaces Capt. Fola Akinkuotu as Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority “subject to confirmation by the Senate.”
Benedict Adeyileka is to act as DG, NCAA pending Usman’s confirmation by the Senate.
The Director of Licensing in NCAA, Dr. Felix A. Abali is to replace Capt. Muhktar Usman as Commissioner (AIPB)
However, Tony Anuforo retains his position as Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.