Nigerian govt. sacks all directors in NCAA

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

The Federal Government on Friday announced the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Nation newspaper is reporting.

The removal of the officials is with immediate effect, the paper said.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced the development, and directed the affected officials to immediately hand over to those next in command in their various directorates, the report said.

The Nation quoted the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the agency, Sam Adurogboye, as confirming the removal of the directors.

“It is true that all the directors have been disengaged, but I don’t have details of their disengagement,” Mr. Adurogboye was quoted as saying.

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 reasons for the removal are not immediately known.


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  • elama

    Most of those directories were appointed by Stella Oduah. The whole idea is to reverse everything she did. The only thing that cannot be reversed is: airports that benefited from upgrade or renovation – those cannot be changed.

    • PolyGon2013

      That fat ugly pig did not do a damn thing. If Oduah has nominated those guys I wonder why it took Buhari this long to get rid of them.

      • Intrepid

        Your mama is a fat, pitch-black ugly yariba swine. Iya eh!

        • tunde008

          Truth is bitter

      • Sgt Soros

        Buhari biggest mistake was failing to fire ALL the Department heads of the Federal Agencies who were appointed by GEJ. Infact it was these imbeciles that were behind the 2016 budget padding fiasco. Osinbajo as acting President must act post haste to remove all the remaining reminants of GEJ’s administration.

      • Wisdom 17

        Polygoat

    • omobabalemomu

      Tongues will start wagging now if pmb appoints 8 Muslim directors and 2 Christians to replace those sacked. As it were, nothing was wrong with the previous appointment because they got it on ‘merit’ Only CAN members must occupy offices in Nigeria to guarantee regular flow of tithe. #chritianempowermenttosowseed
      Ethnic bigot

    • Sgt Soros

      Of course you forgot to add, all those new airport upgrades had Stella Oduah squirreling away, under her head tie and wrapper, at least 50 percent of the contract amount.

    • Rommel

      Which airports received the said upgrades? mention one airport in Nigeria today that is of international standard

      • tunde008

        Enugu airport of course.Hahaha

  • FreeNigeria

    The Zoo called Nigeria, people are fired at will as if they don’t have families to take care of. This is another reason why corruption persist.

    • Aviation Watch

      @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

      Summary Sack of Adamu Abdullahi (Director of Consumer Protection, NCA)

      Any airline passenger in Nigeria who’s once
      suffered injuries in the course of flight operation will hail the summary
      dismissal of Adamu Abdullahi as excellent. He was corruptly incompetent on the job.
      His sack in fact came a bit late because he did severe damage to public confidence
      in his ignorance, dishonesty and alliance with his General Managers in that
      execrable Consumer Protection Unit – a department too mired in bribes and
      bereft of honesty to think properly with relevant knowledge still lacking till
      now to interpret the rules of international air transport WRONGLY committed to
      it by the National Assembly.

      If one has the druthers, all senior managers in that Consumer Protection
      Directorate of NCAA, along with all non-clerical staff members will be sacked today;
      along with all lawyers in the Legal Department of the Directorate. All of them will be sent
      to Primary Schools to teach tales under the moonlight. The whole Directorate will then be
      closed down for an interim period in the national interest because it stinks of lies,
      bribes and ignorance. Adverts shall be later placed for replacement staff to be
      interviewed, trained and made ready to start work with a heart into which bribery
      has not been installed.

    • niran ade

      If you’re incompetent, you get fired. Happens everywhere, from corporate to government ecetera

    • Julius

      What if they are incompetent ? Something is definitely wrong with you losers. What about the families of those that were lost because of these fools incompetency ? You people can’t reason beyond your victimization excuses in life. Its sad !

    • Powerlessconscious

      Is that your level of education? I shake my head.

  • omobabalemomu

    Tongues will start wagging now if pmb appoints 8 Muslim directors and 2 Christians to replace those sacked. As it were, nothing was wrong with the previous appointment because they got it on ‘merit’ Only CAN members must occupy offices in Nigeria to guarantee regular flow of tithe. #chritianempowermenttosowseed

  • Intrepid

    Time for payback. I see favouritism, I see the invisible hands of the jagabandit of Bourdillon. What they have been anxiously waiting for. Restructure the country, period!

  • Rommel

    Well well well

    • Tunde Akintebi

      @disqus_MSz5KF4VNF:disqus

      Justice at last for victims of bribes-infested directors of NCAA

      Airline passengers in Nigeria cry
      every day. Lost luggage. Delayed flight. Aircraft taking off and leaving
      checked-in passengers behind. A series of abuses! NCAA Consumer Protection
      Directorate did nothing sensible to bring the erring airlines to book. Rather
      the supposed consumer protectors crawled to the offending airlines at night to
      take bribes and forge incident reports and blame passengers for the airlines
      losing checked-in luggage.

      No General Manager in that place has any drop of truthfulness – not one; to act
      for the sacked director; just liars and rogues, typical smelly and empty=headed
      civil servants who are so bribe-infested they can’t think properly from premise
      to conclusion – idiots all. Consumer Protection Directorate of NCAA is filled
      up with up useless human beings with no srnse and no thinking ability – just bribes,
      like a village police post. It’s terrible! Why did President Buhari need two
      years to smell the stench in that place? NCAA Consumer Protection stinks.

      • Private Detective

        @disqus_MSz5KF4VNF:disqus

        THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THESE SACKED DIRECTORS THAT JAIL TERMS
        CAN’T EFFECTIVELY RESOLVE IF EFCC LOOKS INTO THEIR ACCOUNTS AND INTO
        THEIR OVERHEAD WATER TANKS IN ANY OF THE TEN HOUSES BUILT BY EACH ONE.

      • Julius

        Amennnnnnnnn !!!

        • J.Jaycee

          @Julius11:disqus : You know. I am not very happy about this Buhari government. Nobody stealing is in jail.
          What sort of anti-corruption war is this? Stealing and bribery, are they not two sides of corruption?
          If Buhari cannot fight corruption can’t he just resign and go away? Is it by force? Or is it his greed?
          How can you do anti-corruption and for two years nobody has been put in prison in corrupt Nigeria?
          This one is like fake anti-corruption war, my brother, that is why the NCAA rogues too will carry go.
          If somebody has 500 million Naira in bribe at home is sacking a punishment to him again? No, no!

          • Julius

            @ Jaycee, I share your frustration however I put the blame squarely on the corrupt Judiciary that we have and I’m glad Buhari is doing something about that as well. Remember when he went on t.v and announced that one of his main problem in the fight against corruption is the Judiciary ? Well, it’s true. He can not throw anybody in jail in the system of government we are practicing now. I hate to say this, I wouldn’t mind if the military take over for a year just to clear the cases that are deliberately bogged down in courts. I agree with you, sacking somebody, anybody that stole the amount of money we are reading about daily is ridiculous . They should be prosecuted and guess what, we are back to the judiciary. I’m afraid that nobody will be able to do much without cleaning up those corrupt Judges and the lawyers that are bribing them. That’s my problem with the whole situations.

          • David Joseph Jikka

            I think you have no or limited information on those that were jail, just google it.

  • Julius

    Well done, this should have been done a long time ago.

  • Sir Louis

    Why was the DG of NCAA not fired along with his Directors? Hope nothing fishy?

  • musa aliero

    They are mostly igbos, no wonder they sacked them

    • bulus

      Twisted prick, the less of your kind, the better

  • Timothy Ayoola

    Welcome development, these are the guys that could not enforced reasonable policies…. Making a lot of Us the New Pilots to be jobless after spending so much in aviation sch.I just pray that Government will investigate them well.God bless Nigeria

  • Senator D

    Man of the year 2017: Emir Sanusi of Kano says we are in worst corruption Nigeria has ever known

    *** Buhari government t is more corrupt than Jonathan’s ——- Emir Sanusi

    *** Buhari is making his cabal billionaires through forex.” ——- Emir Sanusi

    1. “Haha, the truth is that we are in worst corruption Nigeria has ever known.”——-Emir Sanusi

    2. “From PDP fuel subsidies to APC Dollar subsidies.”——-Emir Sanusi

    3. “From PDP oil dealers to APC dollars dealers.”——-Emir Sanusi

    4. “From PDP poor screening exercise for Federal employment to APC employment of family members and members of the ethnic group without screening exercise.”——Emir Sanusi

    5. “From PDP national party of corruption to APC ethnic party of corruption.”——Emir Sanusi

    6. “From PDP freedom of information to APC oath of secrecy.”——Emir Sanusi

    7. “From PDP freedom of movement and civil liberty to APC restrictions of right.”——-Emir Sanusi

    8. “From PDP robust INEC to APC nepotic INEC.”——-Emir Sanusi

    9.” From PDP National DSS to APC family/ethnic/ party Dss.”——Emir Sanusi

    10. “From PDP rule of law to APC Buhari body language.”——-Emir Sanusi

    11. “From PDP corrupt governor to internationally acclaimed super corrupt minister.”——-Emir Sanusi

    12. “From borrowing money to purchase nomination form to having a wife with 40 million naira hand bag, Halliburton nko?”——-Emir Sanusi

    13. “The COAS estate isnt not corruption under Buhari, meanwhile under GEJ a minister was sacked because a company he once had interest in bidded for the power he was privatizing.”——Emir Sanusi

    14.” Under PMB the EFCC boss with millions of dollars traced to his bribing scandals has gone free and unquestioned while under GEJ Stella of aviation ministry was sacked to allow free and fair investigation into a frivolous allegations against her which she was later proven innocent.”——Emir Sanusi

    15. “Between PMB and GEJ who is truly corrupt? Who has abused the people’s power entrusted into his hand? Who have raped us, killed us extrajudicially?”———–Emir Sanusi

    16.”Who has appointed his tribesmen into offices against the spirit of federal character? Is tribalism an act of corruption?”——-Emir Sanusi

    17 “Is nepotism an act of corruption? Is cronyism an act of corruption?”———–Emir Sanusi

    18. “Is maginalisation an act of corruption? Is seizure of citizens right an act of corruption? Who is corrupt?”——–Emir Sanusi

    19. “APC has not been able to conduct election since Buhari took over, what is it? Coooo what? Is it cooo purity or ruption?”———Emir Sanusi

    20.”Hahaha. Ondo APC primary witnessed bags of money under the leadership of saint Buhari…. It is change.”———-Emir Sanusi.

    • ::????????

      @austine007:disqus

      WHY NOT QUOTE JAMES IBORI TO BE MORE CONVINCING IF CRIMINALS LEAD YOUR THOUGHTS?

      JAMES IBORI IS MORE CITABLE BECAUSE HE’S PAID THE PENALTY FOR THEFT WITH IMPRISONMENT.

  • Public Tribunes

    @austine007:disqus

    Sanusi Lamido Sanusi: A statue that stands for nothing……

    Unfortunately for you Sanusi Lamido is not a credible voice but an accused criminal himself.
    No one under the cloud of corruptive theft can be heard or quoted on morality or probity.
    Look for someone else who does not lead a false life of duplicitous crookedness to quote.
    Until Sanusi Lamido can pass Primary Six arithmetic he will continue to be laughed at.
    It is too difficult to be an intellectual as he’s finding out. It takes a very sturdy brain.

    An intellectual is not an academic who regurgitates but an original thinker imbued
    himself with moral rectitude to shun theft and make the right judgment calls
    guided by rational thinking and pristine moral values – all of which Sanusi
    Lamido lacks in entirety. He made the worst judgment calls throughout
    his immorally chequered life. He’d long ago forever lost a right to be
    heard, because a right of hearing is earned in person by ethical
    choices carefully made.

    A vote for Muhamadu Buhari as the “only one who can repair Nigeria” was the most ignorant
    public stance of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. It was bereft of thought because knowledge is the
    lever of all reforms which Buhari’s Primary 6 education could never yield. Sanusi Lamido
    stands for nothing, and therefore, falls for everything.

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