May 29: Buhari sacks Rabiu Yadudu as FAAN managing director

The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has removed the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Capt Rabiu Yadudu.

This is as the FG approved the appointment of the current Manager, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Kabir Mohammed, as the new FAAN managing director.

He is expected to assume duty next week.

Mohammed before his appointment as the new FAAN boss was also the Regional General Manager, North Central.

He was appointed as the Chairman of Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee in January 2022 by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, a position he effectively combined with his office as the General Manager, Special Duties at FAAN.

Sources say similar exercise will be carried out in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), and other agencies.

Details of why Yadudu was removed were still sketchy as of press time.

By Temitope Hassan