President Buhari appoints new DG for Aviation Authority

By Ijeoma Nwankpa, Abuja

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA).
He replaces Captain Muthar Usman, the former Director General of the Organisation.
Captain Nuhu, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO), a Pilot, Safety expert, quality assurance Lead Auditor and 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 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, 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 also approved the appointment of 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,  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.


Lateefah Ibrahim