President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
He replaces Captain Muthar Usman as head of the aviation regulatory body.
A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, on Wednesday in Abuja said until his appointment, Nuhu was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
The new NCAA helmsman 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 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 statement said.
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.
AFI Plan is responsible for safety, air navigation, airports and Aviation Infrastructure development.
President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Mahmoud Ben-Tukur as Nigeria’s new Permanent Representative to ICAO.
“With over 24 years of work in the Aviation industry, Tukur possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Aviation Safety and Quality Management Systems.
“He has 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, “ the statement said.