Nnamdi Udoh, NAMA MD: Sacked
George Uriesi, FAAN MD
Simon Ateba/Aviation correspondent
The Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Tuesday sacked virtually all aviation chiefs in the troubled industry, just weeks after sacking Stella Oduah as the minister of aviation.
The president sacked the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, George Uriesi, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Namdi Udoh and the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency, NCAA, Fola Akinkuotu and the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Chinyere Kalu.
A statement by Sam Nwaobasi, Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said under the new arrangement, Engr. Saleh Dumona (Director Projects, FAAN) is to replace Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) while Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam (General Manager, Procurements, NAMA) is replacing Engr. Nnamdi Udoh as Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
Also Capt. Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick (Government Safety Inspector ICAO Focal Point for Nigeria on line Aircraft Safety Information Systems, OASIS) is 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.
Dr. Engr. Felix A. Abali (Director Licencing, NCAA) is replacing Capt. Muhktar Usman as Commissioner, Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB).
Only Dr. Tony Anuforo retained his position as Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMMET).