Transformative Leadership Unleashed: President Tinubu Overhauls Aviation and Aerospace Development Sector

by | Dec 13, 2023 | 0 comments

In a bold move aimed at elevating the standards of Nigerian Civil Aviation, safeguarding consumer protection, and enhancing the well-being of passengers and industry stakeholders, President Bola Tinubu has given his stamp of approval to a series of leadership changes within the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development. The sweeping reforms, effective immediately, encompass key positions crucial to the sector’s growth and development.

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN):

Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed, the outgoing Managing Director of FAAN, has been removed from office and succeeded by Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku, who assumes the role as the substantive Managing Director.

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA):

The former Managing Director, Mr. Tayib Adetunji Odunowo, has been replaced by Engr. Umar Ahmed Farouk as the substantive Managing Director of NAMA.

Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB):

Engr. Akinola Olateru, the former Director-General of NSIB, has been succeeded by Mr. Alex Badeh Jr. as the substantive Director-General.

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET):                 

Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu, the former Director-General of NIMET, has been replaced by Prof. Charles Anosike as the substantive Director-General.

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT):

Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, the former Rector of NCAT, has been succeeded by Mr. Joseph Shaka Imalighwe as the Acting Rector, pending the appointment of a substantive Rector.

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA):

Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, the former Director-General of the NCAA, has been suspended to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct an unrestricted investigation. Capt. Chris Najomo assumes office as the Acting Director-General immediately.

President Tinubu has also given the green light for the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development to initiate a meticulous process for the recruitment of a substantive Vice-Chancellor and other principal officers for the African Aviation and Aerospace University (AAAU).

The President envisions that the newly appointed leadership will prioritize the safety, convenience, and comfort of the Nigerian people in all administrative activities. With a focus on mitigating the high cost of underperformance in the sector, President Tinubu demands the prompt establishment of world-class policy design, implementation, and regulatory frameworks to realign the sector with his Renewed Hope Agenda.

All directives outlined by President Tinubu are effective immediately.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)

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