The Federal Government sacked the directors of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with immediate effect. Senator Hadi Sirika, the aviation minister, made this known to the directors and instructed them to handover to the next in line of authority in their respective departments.
The General Manager, Public Affairs confirmed the dismissal by saying “It is true that all the directors have been disengaged, but I don’t have details of their disengagement,”
The directors who were fired are; Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts), Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards), Aba Ejembi (Director of Administration), Emmanuel Ogunbami (Director of Licensing), and Benedict Adeyileka (Director of Airworthiness).
Included also are Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation) and Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources).
However, two directors were called back on Friday. Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection) and Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation).
Mr Adurogboye also confirmed this by saying “I can confirm that two of the directors, Abdullahi and Sasegbon have been recalled and their sack rescinded,”
No reason has been given for the sack of the directors and no reason given for the two directors who were recalled.