FG Appoints New DG, NCAA

Musa Nuhu

Chinedu Eze

The federal government has appointed Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

A statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu said that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Nuhu who would be screened later by the Senate.

Nuhu replaces Captain Muthar Usman, the erstwhile Director General of the agency.

Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO).

The statement described him as an airline pilot, a safety expert, a quality assurance lead auditor as well as artificial Intelligence expert.

He holds MSc Degree 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 Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest among other organisations.

“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, responsible for safety, air navigation, airports and Aviation Infrastructure development, an experience that is expected to be of great value to his new role as a regulator of the nation’s aviation industry..

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

With over 24 years of work in the aviation industry, 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.