Barely six days to the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, he has approved the re-organisation of agencies under the Ministry of Aviation.
Tayib Odunowo, Director of Aerodrome And Airspace Standards at Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was appointed the new managing director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), replacing Mr. Matthew Pwajok, who had been in acting capacity for more than one year.
While Mr. Kabir Mohammed was appointed as the new Managing Director for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), taking over from Captain Rabiu Yadudu who was appointed May 20, 2019.
Directors-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Akin Olateru, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof Mansur Matazu and NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu are to run the remaining course of their tenures in line with the Acts setting up their respective Agencies, while the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, Captain Bako Mansur Modibo has been granted a one-year extension, also in line with the Act setting up the College.
Captain Musa Nuhu remains as the Director General of NCAA, while
Highlights of 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 meant to address complaints 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 Departments.
For FAAN, the directors are; Human Resources and Admin. – Shehu D. Mohammed, Commercial and Business Management – Olumuyiwa Femi-Pearse, Corporate Services, Azubuike Okorie, General Manager (Statistics) -Kingsley Uchechukwu Okunji, General Manager (Special Duties) – Jemilu Abdulrahman.
In NCAA , Director, Airworthiness Standards is Gbolahan Abatan, Director, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, Godwin Balang, Director, Operations – Capt. Ibrahim Danbazau, Director, Air Transport Regulations – Mr Olaniyi Saraku, Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection – Capt. Chris Najomo, Director, Aviation Security – Air Cdr Hambali Tukur, Director, Corporate Services – R. M. Daku, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser – Mrs Mary Tufano, General Manager (Audit) – Mrs Dawa Gyaks and General Manager (Accounts) – Mr Aminu Tasi’u.
At the NSIB, Director, Finance and Accounts – Mr Ori Bassey, Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection – Dr. James Odaudu, Director, Corporate Services – Oliobi Ikemefuna, Transport Investigation – Capt Tosin Odulaja, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser – Illitrus Ahmadu.
For NIMET, Director, Human Resources, Saleh Tukur Yusuf, Director, Weather Forecasting Services – Daniel Chibueze, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection – Ahmed A. Sanusi, Director, Research and Training, Prof Effiong Essien Oku.
In NAMA, Director , Operations – Matthew Lawrence Pwajok, Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection – Khalid Emele, Corporate Services – Mr Uchendu Oji and General Manager, Public Affairs – Amaka Walker