Sunday , 25 September 2022
Ministry of Aviation

NCAA sack aftermath: FG recalls Abdullahi, Sasegbon says letters were in error

IN the wake of yesterday’s gale of sack at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) , Federal Government has rescinded sack letters to two directors in the  namely Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection), Capt. Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation).

Nigerianflight deck authoritatively learnt that the letters to both directors were issued in error and that the Ministry has ordered the Director General of the NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman to retrieve the letters.

On Friday February 24, 2017 Federal Government through the Ministry of Transport, without warning sacked directors of the agency with immediate effect.

Initially it was learnt that eight directors were fired by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika after the approval from the Federal Government with two of the directorship positions being empty owing to retirement of the officers there.

However with the recall of sack letters of both Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi , Capt. Ayodele Sasegbon, the number has come down to six directors.

Confirming this t in a short text message,  General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye said,” Yes , the two (Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi , Capt. Ayodele Sasegbon) are not affected. DG just confirmed to me now.”

With this new development, those affected by the sack are now,  Alhaji Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts), Barr. Aba Ejembi (Director of Administration),  Engr. Benedict Adeyileka (Director of Airworthiness), Mr. Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation), and Mr. Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources), captain Sidi (Director of Training).

It was gathered that Dr. Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards) and Mr. Emmanuel Ogunbami (Director of Licensing) were no longer with the regulatory body as at the time of this purge.

A source who spoke to us under anonymity said he was unaware and never saw the sack coming even as most of the directors were said to the bedrock of the CAA.

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.


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