All Nigeria’s Aviation Directors Sacked: Jonathan Fired FAAN, NAMA, NCAA Bosses

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March 4, 2014 – All Nigeria’s Aviation Directors Sacked: Jonathan Fired FAAN, NAMA, NCAA Bosses

Few months after the media exposed the corruption and fraud going on at the Nigeria’s aviation sector, President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced all the managing directors.

On Tuesday, all the directors working at the different aviation agencies in Nigeria were fired by President Jonathan.

This is coming months after the ex-Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah ordered the aviation agencies to buy her luxury vehicles include two BMW cars for N255 million.

Here is an official Press Release by President Jonathan:

RE-ORGANIZATION IN THE MINISTRY OF AVIATION

His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the following re-organization in the Ministry of Aviation:

(i) Engr. Saleh Dumona (Director Projects, FAAN) to replace Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

(ii)Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam (General Manager, Procurements, NAMA) to replace Engr. Nnamdi Udoh as Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

(iii) Capt. Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick (Government Safety Inspector & ICAO Focal Point for Nigeria on line Aircraft Safety Information Systems, OASIS) to replace Capt. (Mrs.) Chinyere Kalu as Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).

(iv) Capt. Muhktar Usman (Commissioner, Accident Investigation & Prevention Bureau, AIPB) to replace Capt. Fola C. Akinkuotu as Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) subject to confirmation by the Senate. Engr. Benedict Adeyileka is to act as DG, NCAA pending the confirmation by the Senate.

(v)Dr. Engr. Felix A. Abali (Director Licencing, NCAA) to replace Capt. Muhktar Usman as Commissioner, Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB).

(vi)Dr. Tony Anuforo retains his position as Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMMET).

(Signed)

Sam Nwaobasi

Special Assistant (Media) to the

Secretary to the Government of the Federation.