Nigerian govt restructures NCAA, sacks top directors

Nigerian govt restructures NCAA, sacks top directors

- Some directors in the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority have been reportedly sacked

- The decision is due to a major restructuring in the agency carried out by the federal government

- The federal government made a similar restructuring of the agency in February 2017

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A report by Vanguard indicates that a major restructuring of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, was carried out on Wednesday, September 2 by the federal government.

According to the report, some directorates of the agency have been merged, while some directors were relieved of their jobs.

The report, however, noted that no official announcement has been made as at press time.

Nigerian govt restructures NCAA, sacks directors
The restructuring of the agency was carried out by the minister of aviation, Captain Hadi Sirika. Photo credit: @NGRSenate
Source: UGC

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The report quoted a source as saying General Aviation Directorate has also been merged with Directorate of Air Worthiness Standards ( DAWS) and the two directors, Captain Ayodele Sasegbon and Engineer Ita-Awak have been issued letters of termination.

Also, directorate of training was also merged with the directorate of licensing with Captain Bahago E. A emerging as a director while Captain Abdullani Sidi received a letter of termination of appointment.

The federal government made a similar restructuring of the agency in February 2017. Some directors were also affected during the last exercise.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as the Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).

The president also approved the reappointment of Messrs Babayo Shehu and Ifeoluwa Oyedele as executive directors of the NDPHC respectively.

A statement by the spokesperson to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, sent to journalists on Thursday, August 20 revealed that the renewal will take effect from Tuesday, August 25, for a period of four years.

In a related development, billionaire businessman, Allen Onyema, has declared that he is a beneficiary of President Buhari's love for Igbo people.

Onyema, chairman of a foremost airline company, Air Peace, stated this recently after touring the ongoing cargo airport at Umuleri, Anambra state built by the Willie Obiano administration.

According to him, contrary to the views that President Buhari is ill-disposed to the people of the south-east, the administration has indeed helped his business in so many ways. had reported that President Buhari recently disclosed that he will spend the next three years on service delivery to Nigerians in some key sectors of the nation's economy.

The president listed the sectors that will experience unequalled development as education, health care and agriculture.

According to the president, the feat will be achieved through a flexible tax system that will definitely attract foreign investors.

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