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Buhari appoints Musa Nuhu as NCAA DG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has  appointed Capt. Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.

Mr Nuhu replaces Capt. Muktar Usman, the erstwhile DG of the organisation, a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Director of Public Affairs in the Federal Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, said.

“Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation, is an airline pilot, a safety expert, a quality assurance lead auditor, as well as an artificial intelligence expert,” Mr Odaudu said.

The new NCAA bos holds an MSc. in Aviation Business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a captain and a safety officer.

He also worked at various times at the defunct Nigerian Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organisations.

“The new DG was also the chairperson, Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and Indian Ocean at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, responsible for safety, air navigation, airports, and aviation infrastructure development,” the ministry stated.

In a related development, the president has also approved the appointment of Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, 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.

“He also has knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations,” Mr Odaudu said.

He was until his appointment a Technical Adviser to the Minister of Aviation.

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