The Federal government yesterday sacked 22 senior officials of the
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN. Top directors, general
managers and deputy general managers were handed their termination
letters while some general managers were demoted.
Sources at the Ministry of Aviation say the sack is part of efforts by
the Federal government to reduce the monthly overhead of the ministry as
most of the top management officers had replicated duties.
The termination of appointments followed a petition by some persons over
the unlawful promotion and placing of some junior staff and new
entrants into the ministry.
It is alleged that some of the top managers who were employed by the
former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, had only graduated from
University in the last 5 years and were placed as manager even without
any experience. Some of such managers have been demoted to their