NIGERIANFLIGHTDECK has just learnt that an impending shakeup in the aviation industry has taken place with no fewer than four directors finding their way out of the system.
Our portal gathered that after an emergency meeting today, letters were handed out to some directors while a resignation letter handed last week by the Director Consumer Protection Directorate, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi was accepted.
According to information reaching us the Consumer Protection Directorate (CPD) has been merged with the Directorate of Air Traffic Regulation (DATR) which is now headed by Oyo-Ita as Director.
General Aviation has also been folded into Directorate of Air Worthiness Standards ( DAWS) as Captain Ayodele Sasegbon and Engineer Ita-Awak have been issued letters of termination.
Directorate of Training was also merged with Director of Licensing with Captain Elisha Bahago emerging as Director while Captain Abdullani Sidi received a letter.
Meanwhile in a confirmatory but more elaborate statement signed by the Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu titled: FG approves restructuring of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) it read that the restructuring affects the following:
The Directorates which are the major organs of the Authority have been reduced from Nine (9) to six (6). The new and retained Directorates are: Airworthiness Standards (DAWS), Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT), Air Transport Regulations (DATR), Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS), Finance and Accounts (DFA) and the Directorate of Human Resources and Administration (DHR&A):
The Directorates of Consumer Protection and General Aviation have been phased out. While the former is merged with DATR, the latter is subsumed under the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards;
Similarly, two (2) new Directors have been appointed by the FG to take charge of the Directorates of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS) and Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT). The newly appointed Directors who are aviation professions with several decades of industry experience in their areas of expertise in the Aviation Industry are Engineer Kayode Ajiboye for DAWS and Captain Elisha Bahago for DOLT IV. The approved restructuring is aimed at repositioning the NCAA for effective and efficient service delivery and also to entrench a robust Safety Oversight System in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices, while enabling the regulatory body resolve current and emerging challenges facing the industry.
There are indications also that Director of Human Resources and Admin, Mr. Ahmed Abbas Sanusi with the Director of Finance and Account were retained along with the Directors.
Recall in February 2017, Federal Government carried out a similar action sacking most of the current Directors but made a u- turn in some cases while others including Engr. Benedict Adeyileka (the then Director of Airworthiness), Mr. Justus Wariya (the then Director of Air Transport Regulation), and Mr. Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources) were let go.