– About 22 management staff, including General Managers and Deputy General Managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were sacked
– The sack was the first batch of the shake-up planned by the federal government to reposition FAAN
– Many of the affected officers were moved from Grade Levels 17 and 16 down to 10, 12 and 14
The Nigerian aviation sector on Wednesday, October 12, was hit with a major shakeup as about 21 senior officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were sacked. The officials affected include directors, general managers and deputy general managers, were reportedly handed their termination of appointment letters.
Sources at the head office of FAAN in Lagos said that no fewer than 10 general managers were reportedly demoted as they were said to have earlier been improperly promoted, The Punch reports. It was gathered that the sack was the first batch of the shake-up planned by the government to reposition FAAN.
According to Sahara Reporters, a staff from the Ministry of Transport arrived at the agency early in the morning to distribute the letters to the affected staff. The federal government has been concerned about certain issues at FAAN such as the engagement of about 40 general managers, the creation of many directorates that brought about duplication of duties and raised the authority’s monthly overhead to an estimated N800m.
Some of the general managers were said not to have the requisite qualifications for the sensitive positions they held, as many of them, including deputy general managers, had reportedly left the university about 10 years ago and could not have qualified for the office they held. Almost all the directors were said to have been affected, while an acting director of finance was said to have been demoted to Grade Level 10 and redeployed to the Department of Information Communications and Technology.
Many of the affected officers were moved from Grade Levels 17 and 16 down to 10, 12 and 14. Some of the demoted workers were said to have received their letters, authorising them to report to their superiors, who were their subordinates before the exercise. New directors of finance and accounts, as well as commercial and business development, have also been appointed.