A sacked Director of Commercial and Business Development of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Mr. Adewakan Omotayo Ayodeji is alleged to be lobbying for a come back to the agency as a consultant.
The director was sacked for irregularities in his second employment by the federal government few weeks ago On the 17th August 2015, after it was discovered that he had served in the capacity of director for eight years only to meander his way back to same position beating the rules of engagement. However, a withdrawal of the letter of appoint as director of commercial and business development in FAAN signed by A.A. Tsafe, director human resource management for permanent secretary Ministry of Aviation was handed over to Mr. Ayodeji terminating his appointment. Part of the letter with Ref. No. FMA/FAAN/7090/T2/104 dated 13th March 2015, reads “the above subject and regretfully to inform you that in view of the fact that the policy on the eight years tenure has caught up with you since 12th March 2015, your letter of appointment as director of commercial and business development is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect” The director was sent packing after his mandatory eight years in FAAN but was brought back by former Minister, Osita Chidoka as a director. This angered aviation workers which led to protest demanding his sack from the system to allow carrier civil servants in the system to be promoted. But it was reliably gathered that the sacked director has been lobbying the permanent secretary to be brought back on one year contact in FAAN. This development is not going down well with workers of FAAN as they have vowed to frustrate his coming back. An anonymous worker told our correspondent that some workers under the same category with Mr Ayodeji were affected by the same eight years tenure and have since left the system and that he should as well go. In a related development, workers of the FAAN have vowed to resist the resumption of the new legal boss for the agency scheduled for today (Monday). It was learnt that the permanent secretary has appointed a director to head the legal services of FAAN at the detriment of the carrier Civil servants in the system. The workers queried the rationale behind the appointment of directors from outside the organisation when the agency has people to man the positions from within the system. They called on the perm secretary to rescind her decision in the interest of peace and industrial harmony in the system.