The Federal Government on Friday announced the dismissal of the 10 directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as part of an exercise geared at re-engineering the aviation industry regulatory agency.
Confirming the development, the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, directed that the affected officials immediately hand over to those next in command in their various directorates.
Also speaking, the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said: “It is true that the directors have been disengaged but I don’t have details of the reasons given for the action by the ministry.”
The directors affected by the purge were Alhaji Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts), Dr Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards), Mr Aba Ejembi (Director of Administration) and Mr Emmanuel Ogunbami (Director of Licensing).
Others were Mr Benedict Adeyileka (Director of Airworthiness), Mr Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation), Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection), Capt. Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation), and Mr Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources).
The affected directors were immediately ordered to handover to the next in command in their various directorates, who will in the interim take charge of activities in their directorates.
The reasons for the removal, as at the time of filing this report, remain unknown.