FG Renews Olateru’s Tenure, Appoints New CEOs For NIMET, NCAT

FG Renews Olateru’s Tenure, Appoints New CEOs For NIMET, NCAT

President Mohammadu Buhari has approved a second tenure of service for Engr. Akin Olateru as the Commissioner /Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria.

An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with Nigerian, UK and USA licenses, Olateru who assumed his first term of office in 2017, had began his career in engineering maintenance with Pan African Airlines and the Nigerian Police Air Wing after which he left Nigeria for further studies abroad.

He has worked with multiple airlines in Europe including KLM, Martin Air in Holland, British Aerospace Engineering and British Midland Airways. He attended City University, London and graduated with an M.Sc. in Air Transport Management with specializations in research and simulations into accident investigations.

President Buhari has equally approved the appointment of Professor Bako Mansur Matazu as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET).

He replaces Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi.

Professor Matazu holds 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). He was, until his appointment, the General Manager, Meteorological Research in the Agency.

Capt. Modibbo Alkali Mahmud has also been appointed as the new Rector of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria. The new 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, Capt. Modibbo had served in various capacities, including Pilot in Training, Fleet Captain at Dornier Aviation Nigeria, Max Air and other organizations  and has clocked about 6000 hours of flying career.

All the appointments are with immediate effect, according to James Odaudu, Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, who said: “It should be noted that the reorganization is a continuous exercise that will involve other management staff of all agencies of the Ministry.

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

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