Overhaul in Nigeria’s Aviation Ministry Leadership Results in Directorial Changes

Overhaul in Nigeria’s Aviation Ministry Leadership Results in Directorial Changes

The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development has undergone significant leadership changes, leading to the removal of its directors.

This development transpired less than 24 hours after President Bola Tinubu approved the suspension, removal, and replacement of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) within the aviation sector.

Official Statement and Handover Instructions

In an official statement issued by Odutayo Oluseyi, the Head of Press and Public Affairs, the affected directors have been directed to promptly hand over their responsibilities to the most senior officers in their respective departments or directorates.

The directive is part of a broader effort to reposition the aviation industry, ensuring safety and enhancing the air travel experience for Nigerians in alignment with the Renewed Hope agenda.

Affected Agencies and Directors

The statement specifically lists the directors of the following agencies who are relieved of their appointments:

  • Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
  • Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET)
  • Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)
  • Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
  • Nigeria Safety and Investigation Bureau (NSIB)

Exclusion of Board Secretaries and Legal Advisers

Importantly, the directive clarifies that Board Secretaries and Legal Advisers of the agencies are not affected by these changes, emphasizing a focus on the directorial level. The aim is to streamline and reorganize the leadership structure for more effective governance.

Call for Strict Compliance

The communication concludes with a call for strict compliance from all the affected directors, underscoring the significance of the restructuring initiative within the aviation ministry.

The changes are positioned to contribute to the overall objectives of enhancing safety and efficiency in air travel, aligning with the government’s strategic agenda.

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