The federal government has relieved all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of their appointments.
Sam Adurogboye, general manager, public relations, NCAA, confirmed the development to NAN in Lagos.
“It is true that the directors have been disengaged but I don’t have details of the reasons given for the action by the ministry,” he said.
A total of 10 directors were reportedly sacked.
Those affected are Benedict Adeyileka (director of airworthiness), Justus Wariya (director of air transport Regulation), Adamu Abdullahi (director of consumer protection), Ayodele Sasegbon (director of general aviation and Austin-Amadi Ifeanyi (director of human resources).
Others are Salawu Ozigi (director of finance and accounts), Joyce Nkemakolam (director of aerodrome and airspace standards), Aba Ejembi (director of administration) and Emmanuel Ogunbami (director of licensing).
The affected directors were immediately ordered to handover to the next in command in their various directorates.
On October 12, 2016 the government sacked and demoted 22 directors and general managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The restructuring was based on the recommendations of the presidential committee chaired by Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service of the federation.
Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, had said the restructuring would be extended to the NCAA and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).