Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Nigeria Sacks Heads Of All Aviation Agencies

Some four months after Saharareporters exposed monumental fraud and corruption at the ministry of Aviation in Nigeria, the Nigerian government today fired all directors working in various aviation agencies in the country.
Saharareporters had exposed how the former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah,  forced several cash strapped agencies in her ministry to purchase several luxury vehicles including two BMW cars for $1.6 million.
 See text of press release by the the SGF office below:

His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the following re-organization in the Ministry of Aviation:
(i) Engr. Saleh Dumona (Director Projects, FAAN) to replace Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
(ii)Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam (General Manager, Procurements, NAMA) to replace Engr. Nnamdi Udoh as Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
(iii) Capt. Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick (Government Safety Inspector & ICAO Focal Point for Nigeria on line Aircraft Safety Information Systems, OASIS) to replace Capt. (Mrs.) Chinyere Kalu as Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).
(iv) Capt. Muhktar Usman (Commissioner, Accident Investigation & Prevention Bureau, AIPB) to replace Capt. Fola C. Akinkuotu as Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) subject to confirmation by the Senate. Engr. Benedict Adeyileka is to act as DG, NCAA pending the confirmation by the Senate.
(v)Dr. Engr. Felix A. Abali (Director Licencing, NCAA) to replace Capt. Muhktar Usman as Commissioner,  Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB).
(vi)Dr. Tony Anuforo retains his position as Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMMET).
Sam Nwaobasi
Special Assistant (Media) to the

Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Chinyere Kalu

Nnamdi Udoh

George Uriesi
Fola Akinkuotu

Source: Sahara Reporters

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