PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA). He replaces Captain Muthar Usman, the erstwhile Director General of the Organization.
This is just as the President also approved the appointment of Engr.Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Capt. Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO), is an Airline Pilot, a Safety expert, a quality assurance Lead Auditor as well as an Artificial Intelligence expert.
He holds an MSc Degree in Aviation business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a Captain and a safety officer. He also worked at various times at the defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest among other organizations.
The new Director General was also the Chairperson Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and Indian Ocean (AFI Plan) at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, responsible for safety, air navigation, airports and Aviation Infrastructure development, an experience that is expected to be of great value to his new role as a regulator of the nation’s aviation industry.
Meanwhile , President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Engr.Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Engineer Ben-Tukur is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/ Aircraft Maintenance Instructor/ Airworthiness Safety Inspector and has over 24 years of work experience in the aviation industry, with extensive knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommende Practices and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (SARPS) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations.
He has worked at Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as General Manager, Airworthiness Standards, Aerocontractors Airlines as Safety and Quality Auditor, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology as Aircraft Maintenance Instructor, Kabo Airlines as a maintenance engineer.
He has undergone strategic courses with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States, others in the United Kingdom, Singapore and many others.
He was until his appointment a Technical Adviser to the Minister of Aviation.