Retirement of Mrs. Hope-Ivbaze Marks Storied Career in Nigerian Aviation

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Mrs Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze

On January 3rd, 2024, Mrs. Faithful Avokerie Hope-Ivbaze retired from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria at 60. Formerly the General Manager Corporate Affairs and Protocol and Passages, she left as Acting Director Public Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Transitioning, Mrs. Hope-Ivbaze handed over to Mrs. Obiageli Orah, the substantive Director. Additionally, she entrusted the Protocol and Passages department to Mrs. Christabel Eromosele.

January 3, 2024, The former General Manager, Protocol and Passages, Mrs Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze who doubled as the Acting Director of the Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, officially handed over to the new Director Mrs Obiageli Orah as the substantive Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Born in Delta State, she joined FAAN on April 5th, 1989, as an Executive Officer. In February 1990, she became the youngest female Head of Department at Benin Airport, spending 14 impactful years.

Mrs Hope-Ivbaze also handed over the Protocol and Passages department to Mrs Christabel Eromosele to take charge as she retires from active service having attained the age of 60. The event took place at the FAAN HQ, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Transferred to Abuja Airport in 2005, she played key roles, including the rehabilitation of the runway in 2017. In 2022, she assumed the role of Acting General Manager Corporate Affairs, later becoming the substantive General Manager.

Mrs. Hope-Ivbaze with members of the department

In May 2023, a major aviation sector overhaul saw her as General Manager, Protocol and Passages. Following changes and government directives, she became Acting Director in December 2023.

Mrs. Hope-Ivbaze, an English and History major, and Fellow of NIPR, is happily married to Chief Hope-Ivbaze, blessed with children and grandchildren.

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