The Federal Government has appointed three new Directors and a General Manager for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
According to a statement by Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, the newly appointed directors are Group Captain U.S.A. Sadiq, Director of Security Services (DSS), Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, Director of Airport Operations (DAO); Engr. Salisu Nura Daura, Director of Maintenance and Engineering; and Aniefiok Umoh appointed as General Manager, Finance.
“The Management and staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) welcomes the new directors and General Manager and looks forward to a good working relationship that will add value to the system” the statement said.
Earlier, a report by The Nation said all the directors of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,NCAA have been sacked with immediate effect.
The report stated that the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced the development, and directed the affected officials to immediately hand over to those next in command in their various directorates, the report said.
The Nation quoted the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the agency, Sam Adurogboye, as confirming the removal of the directors.
“It is true that all the directors have been disengaged, but I don’t have details of their disengagement,” Mr. Adurogboye was quoted as saying.
The affected directors are Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts), Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards), Aba Ejembi (Director of Administration), Emmanuel Ogunbami (Director of Licensing), and Benedict Adeyileka (Director of Airworthiness).
Others are Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation), Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection), Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation) and Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources).
The reasons for the removal are not immediately known.