The Federal Government of Nigeria has sacked all directors of Aviation less than 24 hours after the removal of all heads of aviation agencies from their offices.
The government said this in a statement signed by Odutayo Oluseyi, the spokesperson for the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, on Thursday in Abuja.
The government directed the affected directors to hand over to the most senior officers in their various directorates immediately.
The statement partly read, “Following the change in the leadership of the Aviation and Aerospace Development Agencies’ CEOs and MDs aimed to reposition the Aviation industry and ensure safety and efficient air travel experience by Nigerians in line with the Renewed Hope agenda of President, I am directed to inform all DIRECTORS of the following agencies that they have been relieved of their appointments forthwith and should hand over to the most senior officer in their various directorates with immediate effect”.
The directors of the affected agencies, which include the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Nigeria Metrological Agency, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, and Nigeria Safety and Investigation Bureau have been instructed to hand over their duties to the most senior personnel in their respective directorates without further delay.
The statement clarified that the agencies’ board secretaries and legal advisers remain unaffected by this directive.
“All affected directors have been urged to adhere strictly to the instructions provided,” Oluseyi said.
The LN247 reports that President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday sacked the heads of various agencies in the aviation sector, replacing them with acting and substantive heads.
They include Kabir Mohammed of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria; Tayib Odunowo of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency; Akinola Olateru of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau; Prof. Mansur Matazu of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency; and Alkali Modibbo, the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology.
He also suspended the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu.