Ita Awak, Capt. Sasegbon dropped as FG shrinks NCAA directorates

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The directors of airworthiness standards and general aviation at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr. Ita Awak and Capt. Ayodele Sasegbon have lost their jobs as the federal government today reduced the directorates in the agency from nine to six.

NewsGazette gathered that the director of consumer protection directorate, Mr. Adamu Abdullahi had handed in his resignation letter last week.

His resignation was accepted at a meeting held today.

The director general of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu who confirmed the reduction in the number of directorates said in a statement that the federal government had approved the restructuring of the agency.

He said the directorates which are the major organs of the NCAA had been reduced from nine to six.

The new and retained directorates are: Airworthiness Standards (DAWS), Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT), Air Transport Regulations (DATR, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS), Finance and Accounts (DFA) and the Directorate of Human Resources and Administration (DHR&A).

He said the directorates of consumer protection and general aviation have been phased out.

While the former is merged with DATR, the latter is subsumed under the directorate of airworthiness standards.

“Similarly, two new directors have been appointed by the federal government to take charge of the Directorates of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS) and Operations, Licensing and Training (DOLT),” Nuhu stated.

He said the newly appointed directors are Mr. Kayode Ajiboye for DAWS and Capt. Elisha Bahago for DOLT.

Nuhu said the new appointees are aviation professionals with several decades of industry experience in their areas of expertise in the aviation industry.

“The approved restructuring is aimed at repositioning the NCAA for effective and efficient service delivery and also to entrench a robust Safety Oversight System in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices, while enabling the regulatory body resolve current and emerging challenges facing the industry,” said Nuhu.

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