Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah

Jonathan Sacks All Aviation Chiefs After Oduah’s Disgraceful Exit

In what appears to be a bold move, the Nigerian Presidency has sacked heads of all aviation agencies in the country.

It can be recalled that about few months ago, online news medium including The Paradigm, exposed the rot in the aviation sector as supervised by the infamous former minister of aviation, Stella Oduah who oversaw corruption in different dimensions and to the tunes of billions of Niara.

Stella Oduah was last month sacked from office.

See text of press release by the the SGF office annoucing the sack of the aviation chiefs below:


His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the following re-organization in the Ministry of Aviation:

(i) Engr. Saleh Dumona (Director Projects, FAAN) to replace Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

(ii)Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam (General Manager, Procurements, NAMA) to replace Engr. Nnamdi Udoh as Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

(iii) Capt. Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick (Government Safety Inspector & ICAO Focal Point for Nigeria on line Aircraft Safety Information Systems, OASIS) to replace Capt. (Mrs.) Chinyere Kalu as Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).

(iv) Capt. Muhktar Usman (Commissioner, Accident Investigation & Prevention Bureau, AIPB) to replace Capt. Fola C. Akinkuotu as Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) subject to confirmation by the Senate. Engr. Benedict Adeyileka is to act as DG, NCAA pending the confirmation by the Senate.

(v)Dr. Engr. Felix A. Abali (Director Licencing, NCAA) to replace Capt. Muhktar Usman as Commissioner,  Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB).

(vi)Dr. Tony Anuforo retains his position as Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMMET).


Sam Nwaobasi

Special Assistant (Media) to the

Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

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