Bight Newspaper reports that President Bola Tinubu has on Wednesday, sacked the heads of various agencies in the aviation sector, replacing them with acting and substantive heads.

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

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It was gathered that he also suspended the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu.

A statement issued by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale, revealed on Wednesday night that the sack was “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,”

The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu approves leadership changes in the Aviation and Aerospace Development Sector.’

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Consequently, the President appointed Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku as the substantive Managing Director of FAAN; Umar Farouk as the substantive Managing Director of NAMA; son of former Chief of Air Staff, Mr. Alex Badeh Jr. as the substantive Director-General of the NSIB.

President Tinubu also 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.

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The move is “In line with the President’s determination to bring world class standards to Nigerian Civil Aviation in consumer protection and the promotion of the wellbeing of Nigerian passengers and other sectoral stakeholders,” said Ngelale.

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