Sirika gives Aviation agencies 45 days to relocate headquarters to Abuja

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.…… frowns at non-compliance to order 8 years after

Hadi Sirika,minister of aviation

Aviation agencies under the Ministry of Aviation have been given 45 days to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

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This is to ensure efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery, as well as reduce the cost of governance.


In a letter dated 4th May, 2020 FMA/PMD/7061/T/4 and signed the Director, Human Resource Management, Alhaji Mohammad Shehu on behalf of the Minister of Aviation says the relocation order is based on the premise of the current global economic situation and reducing cost of governance.

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The letter captioned, Relocation of Aviation Agencies to Abuja read: “ I am directed to remind you of a Presidential directive issued in 2012 requesting all  the agencies under the Ministry of Aviation to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory ( Abuja ) for efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery and note that eight (8) years after the directive, the agencies are yet to comply.

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“Accordingly, considering the current situation and the economic impact worldwide as well as the need to reduce the cost of governance and manage scarce resources in a sustainable way, it has become imperative and further to the honorable Minister’s directive (Copy attached) to request that you facilitate and complete the relocation of your corporate headquarters within the next forty five (45) days in line with this earlier directive.

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The agencies whose corporate headquarters have been in Lagos affected by the order are, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

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