BY ANTHONY AWUNOR, Lagos
The Federal Ministry of Transportation, through the Ministry of Aviation has made some new appointments and postings in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).
The new development was communicated from the human resources management department yesterday to the management of FAAN via a letter titled “Staff Appointments and Posting” with reference number Ref: MCA/0146/S. 22/Vol T /91.
In the letter dated 18th August, 2017, addressed to the managing director of FAAN, ngr Saleh Dunoma, the ministry stated “the Honourable Minister of State, Aviation has approved the following appointments and staff postings in FAAN as follows.” Mal Kabir A N Mohammed as general manager, accounts while Mr. Anozie Norris is now director (HRM) FAAN. Hajiya Salamatu Eluma, a director of (HRM) has been posted to AIB as director (HRM).”
According to the official document, signed by director (HRM), S.U.D. Maigana on behalf of the Minister of State (Aviation), “all postings are with immediate effect. Please accept the best assurances of the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation).”
Meanwhile, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will today commence an assessment visit to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
A four-member team from the FAA have arrived Nigeria to conduct the audit which will take place from August 21-25, 2017.
The members of the team are: Louis A.Alvarez, team leader, L.P.Vanstory, operations specialist; Benjamin Garrido, airworthiness specialist and Jeffrey Klang, Attorney. The FAA officials will assess the Nigeria’s aviation law, regulations and oversight capability in accordance with the eight critical elements as defined in ICAO document 9734.
In addition, during the assessment, the team will need to visit the facilities of an Airline Operators Certificate (AOC) holder. They will look at the operations and maintenance organisations. At the end of the assessment there will be a debriefing session at the headquarters of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).