February 21, 2024

Less than one week after relieving directors in the various agencies in the nation’s aviation sector of their duties, the minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has replaced all the sacked directors.

In a statement by the Head, Public Affairs, Odutayo Oluseyi, Keyamo said the appointment of 46 new directors was in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu.


It was reported that the agencies whose directors are replaced are the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET); Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)and Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB).

The minister also created a new directorate in FAAN for the facilitation of export cargoes at the airports.

The new directors for NiMET are Prof Vincent Ezikornwor Weli, Director, Weather Services; Prof Odjugo Peter Akpodiogaga Ovuyovwiroye, Director, Research And Training; Onyegbule Glory Amarachi, Director, Applied Meteorological Services; Abdulkareem Hamid Olayinka, Director, Engineering And Technical Services; Funke Adebayo Arowojobe, Director, Public Affairs And Consumer Protection; Shola Gabriel, Director, Legal Services/ Company Secretary; Nasiru Sani Director, Human Resources And Administration; Alex Akoji Yusuf, Director, Finance And Accounts and Airiohuodion Henry Omonzojie, Director, Corporate Services.

For the NCAA, the minister appointed, Engr Balang Godwin, Director, Aerodrome And Airspace Standards; Yinka Boboye, Director, Air Transport Regulations; Capt. Donald Spiff, Director, Operations, Licensing And Training; Michael Achimugu, Director, Public Affairs And Consumer Protection; Omogo Bernard Onwe Chinedu, Director, Avsec Regulation and Olufemi Odukoya, Director, Finance And Accounts.

Others are, Engr. Victor Goyea, Director, Airworthiness Standards; Barr Mary Tufano, Director, Legal Services/ Company Secretary; Anastasia Gbem, Director, Human Resources And Administration; Horatius Egwa, Director, Special Duties; Rebecca Eyiuche Aghadinazu, Director, Corporate Services.

For NAMA, the appointed directors are Muonemeh Ndubuisi Lotenna, Director, Finance And Accounts; John Tayo Director, Operations; Abimbola Ladipo, Director, Human Resources And Administration; Engr Ijeoma Ihenachor, Director, Safety Electronic And Engineering Services; Rita Isemiuhonmon Egbadon, Director, Legal Services/Company Secretary; Abdulahi Musa, Director, Public Affairs And Consumer Protection; Abba Ahmad, Director, Special Duties; Ibrahim Aliyu, Director Corporate Services.

The NSIB directors are, Engr Abdulahi Babanya, Director, Engineering Services; Odita Francis Isioma, Director, Operations; Engr Nwobu Patrick, Director, Transport Investigation; Esosa Eremwanarua, Director, Legal Services/ Company Secretary; Engr Lawal Abdulmumin, Director, Human Resources; Mrs Bimbo Olawunmi Oladeji, Director, Public Affairs And Consumer Protection; Dr Mrs Okundaye-Oke Itohan Folake, Director, Finance And Accounts and Baro Henry Minabowanre Director, Corporate Services.

The FAAN directors are, Engr. Muniru Adejare Abiola, Director, Engineering Services; Capt. Abdullahi Mohmood, Director, Airport Operations; Ayodele Olatiregun, Director, Finance And Accounts; Luqman Olatubosun Eniola Director, Human Resources And Administration; Igbafe Afegbai, Director, Aviation Security Services; Mrs Bridget Gold Director, Legal Services/ Company Secretary; Jensen Asaba Director, Corporate Services; Obiageli Orah, Director, Public Affairs And Consumer Protection; Henry Agbebire, Director, Special Duties; Adebola Joy Agunbiade, Director, Commercial and Business Development while Director, Cargo Services, will be appointed later.


The minister, however, directed the newly appointed directors to pick up their appointment letters at the Human Resources department of their various agencies.

“All the newly appointed Directors are to get in touch with the Director, Human Resource Department of the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development to collect their letters of appointment as the appointment is with immediate effect.

“Also a new Directorate called the Cargo Services has been created at the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria to ameliorate issues besetting the sector,” the statement read.

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