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FG reappoints Olateru as AIB boss, makes changes in NiMET, NCAT


President Mohammadu Buhari has approved  the reappointment of Engr. Akin Olateru as the Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria.

This is just as the President approved also approved appointment of Professor Bako Mansur Matazu as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) to replace Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi.

The approvals according to the Director Media, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu is in line with the administration’s commitment to the implementation of the Aviation Development Roadmap, President Mohammadu Buhari.

Also appointed is Captain Modibbo Alkali Mahmud as the new Rector of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria.

All the appointments are with immediate effect. 
The statement notes that the reorganisation is a continuous exercise that will involve other management staff of all agencies of the Ministry. 

Engr. Akin Olateru AIB

An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with Nigerian, UK and USA licenses, Olateru began his career in engineering maintenance with Pan African Airlines and the Nigerian Police Air Wing after which he left Nigeria for further studies abroad.
He has also worked with multiple airlines in Europe including KLM, Martin Air in Holland, British Aerospace Engineering and British Midland Airways.
He attended City University, London and graduated with an M.Sc. in Air Transport Management with specializations in research and simulations into accident investigations.

Professor Bako Mansur Matazu NiMET

Professor Matazu holds a PhD in Geography (Applied Meteorology), with membership of the Nigerian Environmental Society, African Forestry Forum, Nigerian Meteorological Society, the Climate Change Network, Nigeria and the renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Nigeria (REEN).
He was, until his appointment, the General Manager, Meteorological Research in the Agency.

Captain Modibbo Alkali Mahmud NCAT

The new Rector holds the Airline Transport Pilot Licenses of the Federal Aviation Administration, USA, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Embraer, Citation  and other international professional certifications. 
Until his appointment, Captain Modibbo had served in various capacities, including Pilot in Training, Fleet Captain at Dornier Aviation Nigeria, Max Air and other organisations  and has clocked about 6000 hours of flying career. 


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