Thursday, June 27, 2013

■ NIGERIA: Captain Fola Akikuotu appointed new Director General of the NCAA.

NCAAThe Nigerian Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of Captain Fola Akikuotu as the new Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA). Captain Akikuotu takes over from interim DG, Joyce Nkemakolam, appointed in March.

A pilot by trade, Captain Akikuotu was also Director of International Operations at Air Nigeria, and the Managing Director of IRS Airlines before being appointed rector of the International Aviation College in Ilorin in 2012.

Captain Akikuotu's approval comes almost three months and two weeks after his name was forwarded to the Senate for consideration for the Director General's seat after the exit of the erstwhile DG, Dr Harold Demuren, in early March 2013.