President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Capt. Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on yesterday by the Director, Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, the NCAA boss replaces Capt. Muktar Usman, the erstwhile DG of the organisation.
“Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation, is an airline pilot, a safety expert, a quality assurance lead auditor, as well as an artificial intelligence expert,” the FMA stated.
It said the new NCAA boss holds an MSc. in Aviation Business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a captain and a safety officer.
He also worked at various times at the defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organisations.
“The new DG was also the chairperson, Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and Indian Ocean at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, responsible for safety, air navigation, airports, and aviation infrastructure development,” the ministry stated.
In a related development, Buhari also approved the appointment of Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
“With over 24 years of work in the aviation industry, Ben-Tukur possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Aviation Safety and Quality Management Systems.
“He also has knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations,” the FMA said.
He was until his appointment a Technical Adviser to the Minister of Aviation.