Chris Najomo Is Acting DGCA, Nigeria

Chris Najomo Is Acting DGCA, Nigeria

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Capt Chris Ona Najomo as Acting Director General, Civil Aviation, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), following the suspension of former Director General, Capt, Musa Nuhu.

Capt. Najomo, a seasoned pilot with over thirty (30) years’ experience was until this appointment, NCAA’s Director, Public Affairs & Consumer Protection. He was once with IRS Airlines, worked as Chief Pilot for Arik Air and is the former Director of Air Transport Regulations (DATR), NCAA.

He had attended Local Authority Primary School Ikeja, Lagos State and Federal Government College, Kano State for his primary and secondary education.  In the course of his glorious flying career, he attended several courses and trainings both home and overseas.

Some of these institutions and certificate courses he attended are Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) Training School, Lagos; Airline Training Institute, California, United States of America (USA); America Eagle Aviation, Long Beach California USA; Point Airline Orly, France; Shorts Brother, Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Pegasus Training Centre, Texas, USA.

At different times, he was Air Traffic Control Assistant for Ilorin Control Tower, Ilorin; Enugu Control Tower, Enugu and Lagos Control Tower, Lagos. He was also Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Designated Examiner BAC 1-1997-2000; Director of Flight Operations, Okada Airline; and Training Captain/Simulator Instructor of Albarka Airlines.

Najomo belongs to many professional bodies and is recipient of numerous awards among which is Best Pilot of the year award from NCAA. He is happily married and blessed with children.

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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