President Goodluck Jonathan has fired heads of various aviation agencies in Nigeria and approved the reorganisation of the ministry of Aviation, barely three weeks after the controversial minister, Stella Oduah was sacked.
Only Tony Anuforo, director general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMMET, survived presidential axe that fell on the heads of other agencies in the industry.
According to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Saleh Dumona, director Projects, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, is to replace George Uriesi as managing director, while Ibrahim Abdulsalam, general manager, Procurements, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, is to replace Nnamdi Udoh as managing director.
Also, Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick, government safety inspector & ICAO focal point for Nigeria on line Aircraft Safety Information Systems, OASIS) will replace Chinyere Kalu as rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, just as Muhktar Usman, commissioner, Accident Investigation & Prevention Bureau, AIPB, is to replace Fola C. Akinkuotu as director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
In the meantime, Benedict Adeyileka is to act as DG, NCAA pending the confirmation.
President Jonathan has also asked Felix A. Abali, director, Licencing, NCAA, to replace Muhktar Usman as commissioner, Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau, AIPB.
The statement was signed by the special assistant (Media) to the SGF, Sam Nwaobasi.