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Pres. Tinubu fires MDs of FAAN, NAMA, NCAA, others, names replacements

Tinubu urged the new leaderships across this critical sector to uphold the safety, convenience, and comfort of the Nigerian people as primary and sacrosanct in all of their administrative activities.

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President Bola Tinubu has sacked the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed, and five other Managing Directors and Directors- General of parastatals in the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development.

The President said the shake up is targeted at bringing world class standards to Nigerian Civil Aviation in consumer protection and the promotion of the wellbeing of Nigerian passengers and other sectoral stakeholders.

The replacements for the sacked heads of the agencies are contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Tinubu urged the new leaderships across this critical sector to uphold the safety, convenience, and comfort of the Nigerian people as primary and sacrosanct in all of their administrative activities.

The statement said: “The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed has been removed from office and replaced with Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku as the substantive Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

“Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Tayib Adetunji Odunowo has been removed from office and replaced with Engr. Umar Ahmed Farouk as the substantive Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

“Director-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr. Akinola Olateru has been removed from office and replaced with Mr. Alex Badeh Jr. as the substantive Director-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau.

“Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu has been removed from office and replaced with Prof. Charles Anosike as the substantive Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.

“Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo has been removed from office and replaced with Mr. Joseph Shaka Imalighwe as the Acting Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), pending the appointment of a substantive Rector, in accordance with Section 13(2) of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Act, 2022.”

The president announced the suspension of the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct an unfettered investigation into the activities of the suspended Director-General and other senior officials of the agency.

In the meantime, Capt. Chris Najomo has been named the Acting Director-General of NCAA.

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