The Nigerian Government on Friday triggered a massive shake up when it announced the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), The Nation reported.
According to the Nation, the removal of the officials is with immediate effect, and all the affected directors were shown the exit by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, after the approval by the federal government.
The affected directors 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).
Others are Justus Wariya (Director of Air Transport Regulation), Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection), Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation) and Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human Resources).
The affected directors were immediately ordered to handover to the next in command in their various directorates who will in the interim take charge of activities in their directorates, said the report.
On what caused the sack, the General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, confirmed that the directors were actually sacked but could not say more on the matter. He rather added that the affected directors were all political appointees.
“It is true that all the directors have been disengaged, but I don’t have details of their disengagement,” Mr. Adurogboye said.