Lagos - About 21 senior officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were on Wednesday sacked in a major shake-up, Saharareporters reports.
Those affected, including directors, general managers and deputy general managers, were reportedly handed their termination of appointment letters.
No fewer than 10 general managers were reportedly demoted. They were said to have earlier been improperly promoted.
It was learnt from an official of the Ministry of Aviation that the sacking was the first batch of the shake-up planned by the government to reposition FAAN.
Stakeholders said the Federal Government had 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.
It was also gathered that under a new restructuring plan, the ministry might reduce the directorates in FAAN from its present 11 to six according to Punch.
The demotion exercise followed a petition written to the then Ministry of Aviation by the industry unions who complained that personnel was improperly placed in the agency.
- News 24