Buhari Fires 5 Heads Of Parastatals And Agencies

By Ikenga Chronicles January 10, 2017

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Monday night sacked heads of parastatals including the Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA), Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency(NIMET), Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology(NCAT), Zaria Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB), and Chairman Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria(FRCN).

The President immedately  approved the appointment of Captain Fola C. Akinkuotu as Managing Director, NAMA, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi – Director-General, NIMET, Captain Abdulsalam Mohammed -Rector, NCAT, Zaria,  Engr. Akinola Olateru – Commissioner, AIB and Adedotun Sulaiman as Chairman FRCN.

In a statement from the office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, Sabiu Zakari for Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika said the sack is with immediate effect while the appointments of the new heads also take immediate effect.

MD NAMA, Engineer Emma Ayansi was due for retirement since December 2016 but did not go on his mandatory terminal leave, while the AIB Commissioner, Dr. Felix Abali was enmeshed in a running battle with the unions while the DG of NIMET, Dr. Anthony Anuforum has been in office going to 10 years.

In the statement, Zakari described the incoming NAMA boss, Captain Akinkuotu as a seasoned transport pilot, flight and aircraft maintenance engineer, airline chief executive and a trained Aviation Industry Regulator; He was also a former Director General of the NCAA.

While he said Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi – Director-General, NIMET, a Professor of Geography with specialty in Environmental Application of Remote Sensing, is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Abuja.

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