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About three weeks after he relieved embattled Minister Stella Oduah of her appointment, President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the heads of the nation’s aviation agencies and approved the re-organization of the Ministry of Aviation.
A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said the reorganization includes the following changes: “Engr. Saleh Dumona (Director Projects, FAAN) to replace Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
“Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam (General Manager, Procurements, NAMA) to replace Engr. Nnamdi Udoh as Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
“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).
“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) to replace Capt. Muhktar Usman as Commissioner, Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB).
“Dr. Tony Anuforo retains his position as Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMMET)”.