Director-General and Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu yesterday formally took over the reins of office as substantive head of the regulatory agency.
This is just as he has used the opportunity to solicit new ideas and suggestions from staff towards making things work seamlessly, while also urging them to brace up for challenges ahead arising from COVID-19 pandemic.
The brief handover ceremony which was presided over by the Acting Director General, Capt. Sidi Abdullahi was held at the Conference Room of the Aviation House, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja.
He assumed office as the 7th Director General of the Authority following his appointment on 23rd October, 2019 and eventual screening and confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
The erstwhile Acting Director General, Capt Sidi Abdullahi, while handing over, urged staff to support the new DG in his drive to take the Authority to build on the achievements of his predecessors, even as he brings his own ideas to bear on the management of the Agency.
Responding, the new DG thanked the Federal Government for the confidence reposed in him through the appointment, promising to carry the staff along in realizing the Organisation’s mandates.
In attendance at the ceremony were too management staff of the Agency including Capt Dele Sasegbon, Director of General Aviation; Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, Director of Consumer Protection; Engr. Ita Awak, Director of Air Worthiness Standards; Engr. Tayyib Odunowo, Director of Aerodrome & Airspace Standards and Hajia Bilikisu Adamu Sani, Director of Finance & Accounts.
Others include Group Capt. Edem Oyo-Ita (Rtd.), Director of Air Transport Regulation; Mr. Abbas Sanusi, Director of Human Resources and Administration represented by Anthony Ayasal, General Manager, Human Resources, Mr. Adekola Johnson, General Manager, Servicom; Mr. Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations; Barr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Legal Adviser; Barr. Olu Akinde, Company Secretary; Dr. Wilfred Haggai, General Manager, Aero Medical Standards; Mr; Alhaji Sani Mahmud, General Manager, Audit; Engr. Yakubu Mahmud, Technical Assistant to the DG and Mr. Ayeteni, Head, Information & Communication Technology.
At the event also was the successor to the Director General as Nigeria’s representative on the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, Engr. Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur.

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