Tinubu sacks five aviation CEOs, suspends NCAA boss

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President Bola Tinubu yesterday, sacked five Chief Executive Officers in the aviation sector, replacing them with acting and substantive heads.

The sacked CEOs include, Mr. Kabir Mohammed of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); Mr. Tayib Odunowo of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA); Akinola Olateru of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB); Prof. Mansur Matazu of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET); and Alkali Modibbo, the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).

He named Prof. Charles Anosike as the substantive Director-General of NiMET, Mr. Joseph Imalighwe as the Acting Rector of NCAT, as Mr Chris Najomo assumes office as the Acting Director-General of the NCAA immediately.

Tinubu also suspended the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu “to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to conduct an unfettered investigation into the activities of the suspended Director-General and other senior officials in the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority.”

This was contained in a statement issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

“Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Kabir Mohammed has been removed from office and replaced with Mrs. Olubunmi  Kuku as the substantive Managing Director of the FAAN.

“The President anticipates that the new leadership across this critical sector will uphold the safety, convenience, and comfort of the Nigerian people as primary and sacrosanct in all of their administrative activities.

“Due to the high cost of underperformance in the sector, the President demands the immediate establishment of world-class policy design, implementation, and regulatory frameworks to reposition the sector in alignment with his renewed hope agenda.

“All of the above-mentioned directives of the President take immediate effect.”

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