NCAA: Amaechi/Sirika feud deepens as govt appoints 5 new directors

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There seems no end yet to the power game playing out at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the Federal Government announced replacement of five of the 10 directors served sack letters last Thursday .

This is coming on the heels of moves by some of the sacked directors to have their case reviewed by the Ministry of Transportation.

They were said to have petitioned the Presidency over the circumstances surrounding their being relieved of their duties, which insider source said was as a result of power game between the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Chibike Amaechi and his Minister of State, Aviation. Senator Hadi Sirika.

But in a phone chat on Tuesday in Lagos, the spokesman of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, confirned that new senior management staff, including five directors and a general manager had been appointed for the agency.

He named the new appointees to include: Edem Oyo-Ita, as Director of Air Transport Regulations; Abbas Sanusi, Director, Human Resources and Administration; Adamu Sani, Director of Finance and Accounts; Odunowo Adetunji, Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards; Ita Awak, Director of Airworthiness Standards; and Lawrence Kwajok, General Manager, Air Navigational Standards.

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He said they had resumed work on Monday, but without giving further details.

Adurogboye explained that with the appointment, the issues bordering on the fate of the sacked directors were closed .

The sacked directors, who may have lost the battle for reinstatement , included Salawu Ozigi, Joyce Nkemakolam, Aba Ejembi, Emmanuel Ogunbami, Benedict Adeyileka, Justus Wariya, and Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi.

But it was confirmed that two of the directors, earlier served with sack letters on and recalled on Friday are: Adamu Abdullahi( Director of Consumer Protection) and Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of General Aviation).

However, a top government official said the last may not have been heard of the development.

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