Monday 11 March 2013

Director General of NCAA removed from office

Aviation Minister

Dr Harold Demuren has been removed from office as the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The approval is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja and signed by Mr Sam Nwaobasi, the Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The removal is with immediate effect, as approval was made by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Dr Harold Demuren was brought into office in 2005 after two fatal air disasters in a 7 weeks span leaving the nation mourning. The two incidents were Bellview Airlines flight 210 that killed all 117 people on board on October 22, and Sosoliso Airlines flight 1145 that killed 105 of 108 passengers, including 61 students from Loyola Jesuit College on December 10, 2005.

Demuren worked to ensure the subsequent loss of confidence in the aviation sector. The statement said the removal followed “a careful consideration of Demuren’s unsatisfactory response to the numerous concerns of stakeholders in the aviation sector”.

The statement ended with President Jonathan wishing the late DG well in his future endeavours. 


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