President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked four heads of parastatal, agencies and college in the nation’s aviation industry.
They include the Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management
Agency (NAMA), Mr Emma Anasi, and Director General of the Nigerian
Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Dr Anthony Anuforom.Others are Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology
(NCAT), Zaria, Mr Samuel Caulcrick and the Commissioner of Accident
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation,
Alhaji Sabiu Zakari, Monday evening noted that President Buhari had
approved appointment of new chief executive officers to run the
Mr Fola Akinkuotu has been named the new Managing Director of NAMA.
Akinkuotu is a seasoned Transport Pilot, Flight and Aircraft
Maintenance Engineer, Airline Chief Executive Officer as well as a
trained Aviation Industry Regulator.
Prof. Sani Mashi, a professor of Geography with speciality in
Environmental Application of Remote Sensing will head NiMet as
Mashi is currently a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Abuja.
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,
Mr Akinola Olateru, an engineer of international repute, will take over as the head of the Accident Investigation Bureau.
Olateru is a trained Air Accident Manager and Certified Safety
Officer with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licenses in Nigeria, U.S.
and the United Kingdom.
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