BY LAWRENCE ETIM.
Last Tuesday saw a major gale of terminations in the Ministry of Aviation as changes occurred in virtually all the parastatals. This was caaried out by President Goodluck Jonathan. In a press release by the Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Government of the Federationon media, Mr. Sam Nwaobasi, said the Director of Projects in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Saleh Dumona, would replace Mr. George Uriesi as managing director of FAAN. Also, the General Manager (Procurements) in Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Ibrahim Abdulsalam is to replace Nnamdi Udoh as managing director.
The Government Safety Inspector & International Civil Aviation Organisation Focal Point for Nigeria on Aircraft Safety Information Systems, Capt. Samuel Caulcrick, takes over from Capt. Chinyere Kalu as the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology. The Commissioner, Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau, Capt. Muhktar Usman, replaces Capt. Fola Akinkuotu as director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority “subject to confirmation by the Senate.” Benedict Adeyileka is to act as the director general of the NCAA, pending Usman’s confirmation by the Senate.
The Director of Licensing in NCAA, Dr. Felix A. Abali, is to replace Capt. Muhktar Usman as commissioner, AIPB. However, Tony Anuforo retains his position as director general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. The sacking of the CEOs came barely one month after the removal of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, and others by Jonathan