JUST IN: Buhari appoints new DGs in NIMET, NCAT

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved new appointments in agencies under the ministry of aviation.

The President appoints Professor Bako Mansur Matazu as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET).

Matazu replaces Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi.

In a statement signed by James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, the appointment is in line with the administration’s commitment to the implementation of the Aviation Development Roadmap.

Part of the statement read; “Professor Matazu has a PhD in Geography (Applied Meteorology), with membership of the Nigerian Environmental Society, African Forestry Forum, Nigerian Meteorological Society, the Climate Change Network, Nigeria and the renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Nigeria (REEN).

“Before his appointment, the General Manager, Meteorological Research in the Agency.

Buhari also approved the appointment of Captain Modibbo Alkali Mahmud as the new Rector of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria.

“He holds Rector holds the Airline Transport Pilot Licenses of the Federal Aviation Administration, USA, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Embraer, Citation and other international professional certifications.

“Until his appointment, Captain Modibbo had served in various capacities, including Pilot in Training, Fleet Captain at Dornier Aviation Nigeria, Max Air and other organisations and has clocked about 6000 hours of a flying career.

Also Engr. Akin Olateru was reappointed by Buhari as the Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria.

All the appointments are to take effect immediately.

“It should be noted that the reorganization in the ministry is a continuous exercise that will involve other management staff of all agencies of the Ministry,” the statement added.