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Airports agency says financial boss not fired

11 May 2015, 10:36Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) rejected reports its Finance Director, Tochuku Bede Uchendu, had been relieved of his duties.

"The attention of the FAAN has been drawn to a misleading news story published recently in some newspapers, alleging that the Honourable Minister of Aviation had sacked FAAN's Director of Finance, Tochuku Bede Uchendu over irregularities in his appointment and the granting of unauthourised waivers worth over N1 billion by him," Yakubu Dati, General Manager of FAAN Corporate Affairs, said.

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"The Authority hereby wishes to state that the story in question was not only false but also malicious as Mr. Uchendu's appointment was neither irregular nor did he ever grant waiver to any FAAN customer, not to talk of waiver amounting to over N1 billion."

Dati said the  Director of Finance of the Authority did not have the power to grant waiver to any customer.

"On his appointment, Uchendu was only asked to wait for the conclusion of all formalities (due process). That process is still on-going. We therefore urge members of the public to discountenance the said story." 

- CAJ News

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