(Breaking News) FG Appoints Akinkuotu NAMA MD, Sacks AIB, NIMET,NCAT CEOs

Capt.-Fola-Akinkuotu.new NAMA boss * Pix Source : Newsverge

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Capt. Fola Akinkuotu as the Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) with immediate effect.

The new appointment was disclosed today in a an online statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Sabiu Zakari for the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation)

Capt. Akinkuotu is a seasoned Transport Pilot, Flight and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Airline Chief Executive and a trained Aviation Industry Regulator.

He replaces the Acting Managing Director, Engr Emmanuel Anasi, who has been holding forth since March, 2015 and who is equally due for retirement.

Until his appointment, Akinkuotu was the Chief Executive officer of the embattled airline; Aero contractor

The new NAMA boss had a brief stint at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the Director General of the regulatory body before he was unceremoniously removed by the President Goodluck Jonathan led administration on March 4, 2014.

Akinkuotu was also the Chief Executive officer of the International Aviation College (IAC) Ilorin, where he was appointed the Director General of NCAA.

Also appointed by the Federal Government is Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi as the Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET).

He replaces the Dr Anthony Anuforom, who has been the Director General of the agency in the last 10 years, having served for two terms of five years each

Mashi, a Professor of Geography with specialty in Environmental Application of Remote Sensing is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Abuja

Meanwhile, Capt. Abdulsalam Mohammed has been appointed Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria.

He takes over from the Capt Samuel Caulcrick, who before he was relieved of his appointment was the Rector

Capt. Mohammed an alumnus of the College is a renowned Civil Aviation Trainer and Examiner with accreditation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Administration.

In the same vein, the Federal Government has appointed Engr. Akinola Olateru as the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

He takes over immediately from Dr Felix Abali, the current Chief Executive officer of the incident and accident prevention and investigation body.

An engineer of international repute, Olateru is a trained Air Accident Manager and Certified Safety Officer with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licenses in Nigeria, USA and the United Kingdom.End

Full Statement

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments

Captain Fola C. Akinkuotu- Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA). Captain Akinkuotu is a seasoned Transport Pilot, Flight and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Airline Chief Executive and a trained Aviation Industry Regulator;

Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi – Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET)

A Professor of Geography with specialty in Environmental Application of Remote Sensing, Professor Mashi is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Abuja

Captain Abdulsalam Mohammed -Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria.

An alumnus of the College, Capt. Mohammed is a renowned Civil Aviation Trainer and Examiner with accreditation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Adminisrtation.

Engr. Akinola Olateru – Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)

An engineer of international repute, Olateru is a trained Air Accident Manager and Certified Safety Officer with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licenses in Nigeria, USA and the United Kingdom.

Sabiu Zakari

Permanent Secretary

For: Honourable Minister of State (Aviation)

 

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