The Federal Government has removed the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) Capt. Rabiu Yadudu.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed has been appointed as the new managing director for the FAAN and he is expected to resume duty next week.
The new FAAN boss was until his appointment, the Regional General Manager, North Central, Airport Manager Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ,Abuja.
He was appointed as the Chairman, Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee in January 2022 by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, a position he effectively combined with his office as the General Manager, Special Duties at FAAN.
Sources say similar exercise will be carried out in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), and other agencies .
Meanwhile, The Nation is reporting that a gale of resignation of senior personnel has hit the apex civil aviation regulatory : Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
According to industry sources, the reasons for the mass resignation, is predicated on underhand moves by the Ministry of Aviation to alter the rules to enable the controversial national carrier – Nigeria Air take – off before May 29, 2023.
The source hinted that the Ministry of Aviation is putting the NCAA under pressure to waive some aspects of regulation to see the controversial carrier airborne before the administration signs out in less than nine days.
A development that forced key personnel throw in the towel over pressure to act in an unprofessional manner to issue approvals that will birth the controversial carrier.
The directorate , experts say, is key to issuing the relevant certificates – Air Operators’ Certificate ( AOC), that will qualify the controversial carrier to take – off.
With The Nation report
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