Breaking News: Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu Implements Sweeping Changes in Aviation Sector Leadership

In a bold move aimed at restructuring Nigeria’s aviation and aerospace sector, President Bola Tinubu the President of Nigeria has approved the suspension, removal, and replacement of key Chief Executive Officers under the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development.

  1. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN):
    • Outgoing: Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed
    • Incoming: Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku
  2. Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA):
    • Outgoing: Mr. Tayib Adetunji Odunowo
    • Incoming: Engr. Umar Ahmed Farouk
  3. Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB):
    • Outgoing: Engr. Akinola Olateru
    • Incoming: Mr. Alex Badeh Jr.
  4. Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET):
    • Outgoing: Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu
    • Incoming: Prof. Charles Anosike
  5. Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT):
    • Outgoing: Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo
    • Incoming: Mr. Joseph Shaka Imalighwe (Acting Rector)
  6. Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA):
    • Suspended: Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu
    • Acting: Capt. Chris Najomo

Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu’s suspension comes in light of an impending investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This move aims to ensure an unbiased examination of the activities of the suspended Director-General and other senior officials within the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority.

These significant changes indicate a strategic effort by the administration to enhance efficiency, accountability, and transparency within the aviation sector. The newly appointed officials are expected to bring fresh perspectives and leadership to their respective roles.

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