Akinkuotu now NAMA MD as FG appoints new bosses for NIMET, NCAT, AIB


Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, new NAMA MD

Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, new NAMA MD

By Sade Williams

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the  appointments of Captain Fola C. Akinkuotu- as Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA).


He replaces Emma Anasi, who had been in acting capacity for almost one year after the earswhile MD was arrested by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of funds.


Akinkuotu, who until his appointment, was MD at Aero contractors, is a seasoned Transport Pilot, Flight and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Airline Chief Executive and a trained Aviation Industry Regulator.


He was also former Director general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).


The Presidency, through Sabiu Zakari, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation in a statement, announced the appointment of Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi as Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET).


He replaces Dr. Anthony Anuforoum at the Agency.


A Professor of Geography with specialty in Environmental Application of Remote Sensing, Professor Mashi is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Abuja.


According to the statement,  Captain Abdulsalam Mohammed  is now the Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria.


An alumnus of the College, Capt. Mohammed is a renowned Civil Aviation Trainer and Examiner with accreditation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Adminisrtation.


He replaces Samuel Caulcrick at NCAT.


Engr. Akinola Olateru has also been announced as the new Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).


An engineer of international repute, Olateru is a trained Air Accident Manager and Certified Safety Officer with Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licenses in Nigeria, USA and the United Kingdom.


Olateru replaces Dr. Felix Abali at AIB.


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