The Federal Government has sacked all the nine directors of the nine directorates in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The development may not be unconnected with the hard knocks the various key players in the sector recently slammed on the regulatory body in over the unstable state of the aviation sector particularly as it affected Arik Air and other airlines.
The removal of the officials is with immediate effect, the paper said.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced the development, and directed the affected officials to immediately hand over to those next in command in their various directorates, the report said.
The Nation quoted the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the agency, Sam Adurogboye, as confirming the removal of the directors.
“It is true that all the directors have been disengaged, but I don’t have details of their disengagement,” Mr. Adurogboye was quoted as saying.
The affected directors are:
Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts)
Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards)
Aba Ejembi (Director of Administration)
Emmanuel Ogunbami (Director of Licensing)
Benedict Adeyileka (Director of Airworthiness).
Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation)
Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection)
Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation)
Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources).
The reasons for the removal are not immediately known.
This is coming a day after Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.