Indications have just emerged that the erstwhile managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Captain Folayele Akinkuotu has been placed with another top director.
This is just as the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has made some appointments and redeployments of officials across the agencies.
A letter of notice emanating from the office of the minister to Akinkuotu, titled: ‘Appointment of Director to Oversee the Office of the Managing Director/ CEO and signed by one A.D Muhammad for the Minister declared: “I am directed to inform you that the Honourable Minister has approved that Mr Pwajok , Mathew Lawrence, Director of Operations oversee the Office of the Managing Director/ CEO pending the appointment of a substantive MD/CEO.
“You are to kindly Accord the director all the necessary support and cooperation he needs while overseeing the office. While thanking you for your usual cooperation, please accept the esteem regards of the Honourable Minister.”
Pwajok who retired from service last December and was directed by the letter emanating from the Ministry of Aviation, Human Resource Management FMA/ PS/ APPT/ CEO/014/1/23 was addressed as the managing director/ CEO of the agency.
Meantime, the minister has also announced the appointment and redeployment of directors and special assistants.
A letter of notice sent to the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), dated January 12th, 2022, stated: “I am directed to inform you that the minister has approved the re-appointment and deployment of directors and special assistants in the office of the Honourable Minister and the agencies.
Officers deployed to the minister’s office are to continue to draw their salaries and other entitlements from the agencies of deployment.
I am also to request that all handing and taking over exercise where applicable be completed before the close of work on Friday, 21st January 2022.”
A similar letter was also sent to other agencies including the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and NAMA.