The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Transport , on Friday approved the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority with immediate effect.
The General Manager , Public Relations, NCAA , Mr Sam Adurogboye , confirmed the development, saying “ It is true that the directors have been disengaged but I don ’ t have details of the reasons given for the action by the ministry . ”
A total of 10 directors were sacked after the approval was given to the ministry by the government .
The directors affected by the purge were Alhaji Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts ) , Dr Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards ) , Mr Aba Ejembi ( Director of Administration) and Mr Emmanuel Ogunbami ( Director of Licensing).
Others were Mr Benedict Adeyileka ( Director of Airworthiness ), Mr Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation ), Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi ( Director of Consumer Protection ) , Capt . Ayodele Sasegbon ( Director of General Aviation ), and Mr Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources) .
The affected directors were immediately ordered to handover to the next in command in their various directorates , who will in the interim take charge of activities in their directorates .
With the sack of the directors , it is only the Director- General , Capt . Muhtar Usman , that remains in the saddle of the regulatory agency .
The government had on October 12 , 2016 , sacked and demoted 22 directors and general managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria .
The restructuring was based on the recommendations of the Presidential Committee chaired by the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo – Ita .
The Minister of State for Aviation , Sen . Hadi Sirika , had said the restructuring would be extended to the NCAA and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency which were also currently over bloated .