The Federal Government on Monday approved a backlog of promotion in agencies under the aviation arm of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the move was part of efforts to reposition the aviation agencies, with the belief that a well-motivated workforce would result in improved service delivery and optimum productivity.
He said the approval was given in order to fill vacancies, which had been created as a result of earlier promotions, retirements and to further boost the morale of workers of the agencies.
According to a statement from his ministry, the minister stated that in line with the approval, 13 assistant general managers in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were promoted to the rank of general managers, while at the Nigerian Metrological Agency, three assistant general managers were promoted to deputy general managers, with a chief meteorologist uplifted to the position of assistant general manager.
Similarly, the exercise saw the promotion of nine deputy general managers at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to the position of general managers, while a total of 36 assistant general managers were promoted to the rank of deputy general managers.
The Federal Government had also approved some reorganisations at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and inter-agency postings to ensure better productivity and efficiency, the statement noted.
It stated that among the approvals was the appointment of Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba as the new Airport Manager, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, a position formally held by Nehemiah Auta, who was redeployed to the FAAN headquarters as Deputy General Manager, Operations.
Also, a new Director, Human Resources, Mr. Anozie Norris, was appointed for the authority.
“He replaces Hajia Salamatu Eluma, who has been redeployed to the Accident Investigation Bureau as director, human resources,” the ministry said.
It said a new General Manager, Accounts, Kabir Mohammed, was also appointed for the authority.