Clean-Up: Buhari Fires Heads Of Nigerian Aviation Agencies, Appoints New Heads

BEVERLY HILLS, January 9, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has fired four heads of parastatal agencies and college in the nation’s aviation industry.

This was contained in a statement released by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari said on Monday.

Those relieved of their jobs are the Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Emma Anasi; Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Dr Anthony Anuforom; the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Samuel Caulcrick and the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau.

The statement added that President Buhari approved the appointments of new chief executive officers to run the agencies.

Fola Akinkuotu has been named the new Managing Director of NAMA, Prof. Sani Mashi, a professor of Geography with speciality in Environmental Application of Remote Sensing will hold sway in NiMet as Director-General.

Capt. Abdulsalam Mohammed, a renowned civil aviation trainer and examiner with accreditation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Administration, is the new Rector of NCAT, Zaria

Also, Akinola Olateru, a trained Air Accident Manager and Certified Safety Officer with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licenses in Nigeria, U.S. and the United Kingdom will take over as the head of the Accident Investigation Bureau.

Akinkuotu is a seasoned Transport Pilot, Flight and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Airline Chief Executive Officer as well as a trained Aviation Industry Regulator while Mashi is currently a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Abuja.