Wednesday, 19 October 2016


The General Manager ,Corporate Communications of the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria,Mr Yakubu Datti has left the agency.

CKN News check revealed that Datti,a consummate communication expert was affected by the recent development in the agency which led to the retirement of some top Directors of the agency as well as senior management staff.

In his place,a new Acting General Manager,Corporate Affairs in the name Mrs Henriatta Yakubu has been appointed to take over his position.

Meanwhile,Nigeria attained a landmark on global aviation stage as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunuma, is elected President of Airports Council International (ACI), Africa Region.

Engr. Dunoma’s election as ACI –Africa president took place on October 18, 2016 during the 25th ACI-Africa Annual Assembly /Regional Conference and Exhibition presently taking place in Maputo, Mozambique.

Engr. Dunoma takes the baton of ACI-Africa leadership from Pascal Komla of Togo as the first Nigerian to preside over the 62 member body operating 250 airports in 47 countries in Africa.

ACI World is the ‘’VOICE OF AIRPORTS.’’ It is a global body that defends the interest of airports and fosters cooperation and exchange of ideas amongst its members. Its five geographical regions include-Africa, Asia –Pacific, Europe, Latin America –Caribbean and North America.

The new president of ACI-Africa, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, has a pedigree of excellence. He is a recipient of the highly coveted National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by President Muhammadu Buhari, based on the recommendation of the National Productivity Centre of Nigeria.

Engr Dunoma has had a distinguished career in the aviation sector which spans over a period of three decades. He joined the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in 1980 as a fresh graduate of Engineering and has risen through the ranks to the Position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.

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