A new managing director has been announced for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), barely hours after a planned shake up by the now Ministry of aviation and Aerospace with 10 days left for administration to hand over.
Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed takes over from Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu who was appointed May 20, 2019 approximately four years when he was saddled with the responsibility of managing the airports.
Mohammed is appointed just few days to the handover but comes with some experience with Airport manager being the immediate past Regional General Manager North Central, Airport Manager NAIA, Abuja.
He was also appointed as the Chairman, Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee in January 2022 by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, a position he effectively combined with his office as the General Manager, Special Duties at FAAN.
Kabiru Yusuf Mohammed has worked in various public and private organisations such as The Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (1992 -1994) – General Services Office and Ecological Fund Office.He was at the State House, Office of the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief (Principal Secretary’s Office 1994 – 1998); Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment (1999); Special Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 2000; Personal Assistant to the Chairman, National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria, Port-Harcourt (2001); Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Frenchies Limited (2002); Personal Assistant to Chairman, A & Hatman Limited; Admin Manager, Interlinks Insurance, Abuja and Admin Manager, First Medical and Sterile Products, Calabar (2003 – 2006).
Special Assistant to the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria 2006 – 2007); Head of SERVICOM, MAKIA, FAAN, Kano (2008 – 2009). Chief Liaison Officer, FAAN Liaison Office, Abuja (2009 – 2014). Chief of Staff to the Managing Director /CEO FAAN Headquarters, Lagos (2014 – 2017).
He was Director, Lagos Operations, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (2017 – 2020). General Manager-Special Duties (2020 – 2022).He has undertaken international Civil Aviation Organization /Airport Council International (ICAO/ACI) Courses on Air Transport System (Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies, Abu Dhabi); Airport Operations Safety and Security; Airport Commercial and Financial Management and Airport Planning, Development and Environmental Management.
Airport Safety Management System Implementation at GMR Aviation Academy India. Attended the Airport Environment Management Course at GCAS Abu Dhabi, UAE in fulfilment of the requirement for the attainment of certification as an International Airport Professional.He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Program of the United States Government in 2007 (Transparency and Good Governance). He has a diploma in Airport Executive Leadership ACI/Concordia University.
He also has a Certificate on Integrated Safety Management System from Singapore Aviation Academy.He has a Management Certificate in Civil Aviation from ICAO/Concordia University comprising of Certificate in Strategic Management, Certificate in Human Resources and Certificate in Business Strategy.
He also has certificate in Runway Safety Management (ACI); Certificate in Airport Business Operations (ACI). Other certificates include Airport User Charges, ACI, Panama. Human Resources Management, IATA Singapore. Procurement and Financial Management, PSIN Abuja. Global Trends their impact on air transport, ACI/ICAO Montreal.