FAAN MD Biography
The latest FAAN MD is Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku. Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku stands as a prominent figure in Nigeria’s aviation sector, renowned for her expertise and visionary leadership.
Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku appointment as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on 13th December 2023 by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu marks a pivotal moment in her career and signifies her dedication to advancing the aviation industry’s standards and performance.
Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku – FAAN MD Appointment
Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku’s ascendancy to the role of FAAN’s Managing Director coincided with a comprehensive overhaul initiated by President Tinubu within the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development. The President, aiming to instill world-class standards in Nigerian civil aviation, approved the suspension, removal, and replacement of several Chief Executive Officers across various aviation agencies.
The proactive leadership changes, including the removal of the erstwhile Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed, were part of President Tinubu’s commitment to enhancing consumer protection and prioritizing the welfare of Nigerian passengers and stakeholders within the aviation sector.
Additionally, the restructuring involved the appointment of new executives in crucial aviation agencies, ensuring a strategic realignment aimed at uplifting the standards and efficiency of the aviation industry.
The newly appointed heads, including Engr. Umar Ahmed Farouk as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Alex Badeh Jr. as the Director-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Prof. Charles Anosike as the Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), and Mr. Joseph Shaka Imalighwe as the Acting Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), are integral to the President’s agenda for transformation in the aviation sector.
Moreover, the suspension of Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), underscores President Tinubu’s commitment to thorough investigations into the activities of senior officials, ensuring transparency and accountability within the aviation regulatory body.
President Tinubu’s directives also encompassed the initiation of a meticulous process, overseen by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, to appoint principal officers for the African Aviation and Aerospace University (AAAU). This strategic move highlights the administration’s foresight in nurturing talent and expertise in the aviation industry.
Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku’s leadership as the Managing Director of FAAN is pivotal in implementing world-class policies and frameworks, in line with President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda. Her appointment represents a new chapter in the pursuit of safety, convenience, and elevated standards for Nigerian air travel, reflecting the President’s commitment to driving significant progress and transformation within the aviation sector.
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