President Buhari has approved the appointments of new heads for some agencies in the aviation sector
– This followed the sack of four aviation agencies Chief Executive Officers
– The affected agencies are the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)
The federal government has sacked Chief Executive Officers of four agencies and parastatals in the aviation sector.
Those fired were the director-general/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) – Dr. Anthony Anuforom; rector/CEO of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, Capt. Samuel Caulcrick; the commissioner/CEO of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Felix Abali and the Ag. Managing director/CEO of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Emmanuel Anasi.
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This was contained in a statement by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, on behalf of Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
The statement reads: “Capt. Fola C. Akinkuotu is Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Capt. Akinkuotu is a seasoned Transport Pilot, Flight and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Airline Chief Executive and a Trained Aviation Industry Regulator.
“Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi is the Director-General of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). A Professor of Geography with specialty in Environmental Application of Remote Sensing, Prof. Mashi is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Abuja.
“Capt. Abdulsalam Mohammed is the Rector of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria. An alumnus of the College. Capt. Mohammed is a renowned Civil Aviation Trainer and Examiner with accreditation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Administration.
“Engr. Akinola Olateru is the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). He is an engineer of international repute; Olateru is a trained Air Accident Manager and Certified Safety Officer with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licenses in Nigeria, USA and the United Kingdom.”
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