Major shake-up in Aviation as Tinubu removes, replaces FAAN, NiMet, NCAT bosses, others

President Bola Tinubu has approved the suspension and replacement of six chief executive officers under the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development with immediate effect.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, who said this in a statement in Abuja, stated that the decision was in line with the president’s determination to bring world class standards to Nigerian civil aviation in consumer protection and the promotion of the well-being of Nigerian passengers and other sectoral stakeholders.

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Kabir Yusuf Mohammed, has been removed from office and replaced with Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku, as the substantive Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Tayib Adetunji Odunowo has been removed from office and replaced with Umar Ahmed Farouk as the substantive Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr. Akinola Olateru, has been removed from office and replaced with Mr. Alex Badeh Jr as the substantive Director-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu has been removed from office and replaced with Prof. Charles Anosike as the substantive Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.

The Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, has been removed f and replaced with Mr. Joseph Shaka Imalighwe as the Acting Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), pending the appointment of a substantive Rector, in accordance with Section 13(2) of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Act, 2022.

The Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, has been suspended from office to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct an unfettered

investigation into the activities of the suspended director-general and other senior officials in the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority. Capt. Chris Najomo is directed to assume office as the Acting Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority immediately.