The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Capt. Nuhu was the country’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) before his appointment as the DG of the NCAA. He was an Airline Pilot, a Safety expert, a quality assurance Lead Auditor as well as an Artificial Intelligence expert.
The new NCAA DG bagged an MSc in Aviation Business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a captain and as a safety officer. He also worked in various places at various times such as: defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organisations.
“The new DG was also the chairperson for the Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and Indian Ocean at the ICAO headquarters which was held in Montreal, Canada and he was responsible for safety, air navigation, airports, and aviation infrastructure development,” the ministry stated.
In relation to this new change in power, President Buhari also approved the appointment of Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
“Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur has over 24 years of experience working in the aviation industry, Ben-Tukur possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Aviation Safety and Quality Management Systems.
“He also has adequate knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations,” the FMA stated. He was formerly a Technical Adviser to the Minister of Aviation but now the Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation.