President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Nigeria’s permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO), Capt. Musa Nuhu as the new director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The ministry of avaition which disclosed this in a statement today said Nuhu replaces Capt. Muthar Usman who serves out his tenure this month.
Capt. Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s permanent representative to ICAO is an airline pilot, a safety expert, a quality assurance lead auditor as well as an artificial intelligence expert.
He holds an MSc degree in aviation business and was in the presidential air fleet as a captain and a safety officer.
He also worked at various times with the defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organisations.
The new director general was also the chairperson Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and Indian Ocean (AFI Plan) at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, responsible for safety, air navigation, airports and aviation infrastructure development.
His experience expected to be of great value to his new role as a regulator of the nation’s aviation industry.
Similarly, the president approved the appointment of Mr. Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new permanent representative to ICAO.
With over 24 years of work in the aviation industry, Ben-Tukur possesses extensive knowledge and experience in aviation safety and quality management systems, as well as knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices (SARP) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations.
He was until his appointment technical adviser to the minister of aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika.