Tinubu Takes Action: Sacks DGs of FAAN, NAMA, NSIB, NIMET

President Bola Tinubu has carried out a major overhaul of the aviation sector, sacking and appointing new heads of key agencies under the federal ministry of aviation and aerospace development.

In a statement issued on Wednesday evening by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, the president announced the suspension and removal of Kabir Mohammed as the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Tayib Odunowo as the managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

The president also named Olubunmi Kuku and Umar Farouk as the substantive managing directors of FAAN and NAMA respectively, with immediate effect.

The statement further disclosed that the president had relieved Akinola Olateru of his duties as the director-general of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) and appointed Alex Badeh Junior as his successor.

Similarly, the president replaced Mansur Bako Matazu as the director-general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) with Charles Anosike.

The president also sacked Alkali Modibbo as the rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) and named Joseph Imalighwe as the acting rector until a substantive rector is appointed.

The spokesperson said the president’s actions were in line with section 13(2) of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Act, 2022 and aimed at improving the performance and efficiency of the aviation sector.