The selection of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He succeeds Captain Muthar Usman, the organization’s former Director-General.
Captain Nuhu, who was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) before his appointment, is an airline pilot, a security specialist, a lead quality assurance inspector and an authority on artificial intelligence.
He holds an MSc in Aviation Business and was a Captain and Security Officer at the Presidential Air Fleet. He has served among other companies at different times at the defunct Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest.
The new Director-General was also the Chair of the Comprehensive Regional Aviation Safety Plan for Africa and the Indian Ocean (AFI Plan) at ICAO headquarters in Montreal, responsible for the development of safety, air traffic, airports and air infrastructure, an experience that is expected to be of great value to his new role as a regulator of the aviation industry in the country.
The appointment of Engr. Mahmoud Sani Ben-Tukur as the new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was also authorized by Pres. Buhari in a related development.
Engr Ben-Tukur has over 24 years of work in the aviation industry and has considerable knowledge and experience in Aviation Safety and Quality Management Systems as well as knowledge of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations.