Aviation: Buhari elevates, replaces, extends tenure, create Directorates

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….New MD FAAN Kabir Mohammed assumes duty 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the  reorganisation of Agencies under the Ministry of Aviation in line with the new Acts of the National Assembly which he assented to, and were gazetted recently. 

Odatayo Oluseyi, Head, Press & Public Affairs in a news release says, the reorganisation include the creation of new Directorates in some of the Agencies prominent amongst which are the Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Corporate Services and Aviation Security Directorates.

The creation of the Public Affairs and Consumer Protection Directorate is to put the Agencies on their toes in terms of adequately addressing complaints by their respective stakeholders and oversee the Public Affairs/Protocol, Consumer Protection, SERVICOM and Anti-Corruption Departments  while the Aviation Security Directorate in the NCAA will regulate the activities of the AVSEC personnel, especially with their recent arms-bearing status. 

The Corporate Services Directorates are to oversee the Procurement and Planning, Research and Statistics Departments. 

To this end, President has approved the appointment of Kabir Yusuf Mohammed as the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Until his appointment,  Kabir Yusuf Mohammed was the Regional General Manager, Central Region Airports, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Chairman of the Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee.

Engr Tayib Odunowo has been appointed the substantive Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to take over from Mr Matthew Lawrence Pwajok who reverts to his substantive position as Director of Operations of the Agency.

The Directors-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr Akin Olateru, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof Mansur Matazu and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu are to run the remaining course of their tenures in line with the Acts setting up their respective Agencies. 

Tthe Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Captain Alkali Modibo has been granted a one-year extension, also in line with the Act setting up the College. 

Full Breakdown of Appointments Agency by Agency

In order to reposition the Agencies to perform their statutory duties as enshrined in the Acts, the Minister of Aviation has also approved the appointment of some new Directors. 

According to the minister, this is to address the requirements of the Acts for appropriate placements, Federal character requirements. 

FAAN

1. Managing Director – Mr Kabir Yusuf Mohammed  – 2. Human Resources and Admin. – Shehu D. Mohammed 3. Commercial and Business Management – Olumuyiwa Femi-Pearse4. Corporate Services  – Barr. Azubuike Okorie5. General Manager (Statistics) –  Kingsley Uchechukwu Okunji 6. General Manager (Special Duties) –  Jemilu Abdulrahman.

NCAA 1. Director General/CEO – Capt Musa S. Nuhu 2. Director, Airworthiness Standards – Engr Gbolahan Abatan3. Director, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards  – Engr. Godwin Balang4. Director, Operations  – Capt. Ibrahim Danbazau5. Director, Air Transport Regulations  – Mr Olaniyi Saraku6. Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection  – Capt. Chris Najomo7. Director, Aviation Security  – Air Cdr Hambali Tukur 8. Director, Corporate Services  – R. M. Daku (Mrs) 9. Company Secretary/Legal Adviser  – Mrs Mary Tufano10. General Manager (Audit) – Mrs Dawa Gyaks11. General Manager (Accounts) – Mr Aminu Tasi’u

NSIB

1. Director General/CEO  – Engr Akin Olateru 2. Director, Finance and Accounts  – Mr Ori Bassey 3. Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection – Dr James A. Odaudu 4. Director, Corporate Services  – Oliobi Godfrey Ikemefuna5. Transport Investigation  – Capt Tosin Odulaja6. Company Secretary/Legal Adviser – Barr. Illitrus Ahmadu 
NIMET 1. Director General/CEO  – Prof Mansur Bako Matazu 2. Human Resources and Admin.  – Saleh Tukur Yusuf 3. Director ,  Weather Forecasting Services – Daniel Okafor Chibueze 4.  Public Affairs and Consumer Protection  – Ahmed A. Sanusi 5. Director, Research and Training, Prof Effiong Essien Oku.

NAMA 1. Director General/CEO – Engr A. Tayib Odunowo 2. Director , Operations  – Matthew Lawrence Pwajok 3. Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection  – Khalid Emele 4. Corporate Services  – Mr Uchendu Chibuzo Oji5. General Manager, Public Affairs – Amaka Ude Walker (Mrs)All the appointments are with immediate effect

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