The Senate on Tuesday, February 18, confirmed the nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Legit.ng reports that the approval of the Senate followed the presentation and consideration of the screening report of the Senator Smart Adeyemi-led Senate committee on aviation at plenary in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 20, forward a letter nominating Captain Nuhu to the upper chamber for screening and confirmation as the DG of NCAA.
Buhari’s nomination letter dated January 7, and read on the floor by Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, reads in part: “Pursuant to section 8, Part IV of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (Establishment) Act, I hereby write to request for a confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
“In view of the strategic importance of the NCAA as the regulator of the Civil Aviation Industry, I wish to request for the expeditious consideration and confirmation of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the substantive Director-General of NCAA.”
Senator Adeyemi in his presentation said that the committee found that Captain Nuhu “has the requisite experience, possesses relevant academic and professional qualifications, and that there was no petition against his nomination.”
“Arising from his wealth of experience in the Aviation Sector, the Committee considers Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, suitable for appointment as director-general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA),” Adeyemi said.
His recommendation that the Senate should adopt the report of the Senate Committee on Aviation and confirm Captain Nuhu was approved by the Senate when putting to a voice vote by Senate president Lawan.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Captain Rotimi Adeoye who flies the Airbus A350-900 XWB for Ethiopian Airlines was commended.
It was reported that a Nigerian identified as Frank Umole, who could not hide his joy when he learnt that Adeoye was the captain of the flight he boarded, took to social media to commend the captain for commanding the flight.
Also, Lawan alongside the leadership of the Senate on Thursday, February 6, inaugurated an ad-hoc committee to review Nigeria's constitution.
This was disclosed in a tweet via the official Twitter handle of the upper chamber.
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