Following the removal of the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Harold Demuren, President Goodluck Jonathan has nominated, the rector of Ilorin College of Aviation, Kwara state, Fola Akinkuotu to take over the helm of the agency.
The rector of Ilorin College of Aviation, Kwara state, Fola Akinkuotu
In a letter to the Senate, President Jonathan asked the lawmakers to approve the confirmation of appointment of Mr Akinkuotu as the DG of NCAA.
According to a statement released by the Federal Government, Mr Demuren was sacked for failing to give a “satisfactory response” to stakeholders in the aviation sector.
The three paragraph statement read: “Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the removal of Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren from office as the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with effect from 12th March 2013.
“This is consequent upon a careful consideration of Dr. Demuren’s unsatisfactory response to the numerous concerns of stakeholders in the aviation sector.”
Following the Dana Air crash in June last year, the National Assembly had launched into a probe of the aviation sector.
The investigation by both chambers of parliament had unearthed the rot in the sector and blamed Mr Demuren for turning a blind eye to the underhand dealings in the sector and compromising safety.
This led to the insistence by the House of Representatives for his sack.
The Senate had also confirmed the reappointment of Suleiman Barau as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.