Buhari appoints new DG for Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday approved the appointment of Capt Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

James Odaudu, the Aviation Ministry’s spokesman, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday that Nuhu would replace Capt Muhtar Usman.

Biography of Capt Musa Nuhu, the new DG of NCAA

Capt. Nuhu was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, a safety expert, a quality assurance lead auditor, as well as an artificial intelligence expert.

He holds an MSc degree in the aviation business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a captain and safety officer. He also worked at various times at the defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

The new Director-General was also the chairperson, Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and Indian Ocean (AFI Plan) at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada and was responsible for safety, air navigation, airports, and aviation infrastructure development.

In a related development, President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Engr. 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, Engr Ben-Tukur possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Aviation Safety and Quality Management Systems, as well as knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations.

He was until his appointment, a technical adviser to the Minister of Aviation.

Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (
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