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FAAN purge: FG appoints two new Directors

By LAWANI MIKAIRU
Federal Government Tuesday appointed two new Directors for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to replace some recently sacked directors of the agency.

The newly appointed directors are Mrs. Nike Aboderin, who is now the new Director of Finance & Accounts (DFA), and Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, the new Director of Commercial & Business Development (DCBD).

Recalled that the Federal government recently effected major administrative changes in the agency with some Directors forcefully retired and most of the General Managers demoted.

Confirming the new appointments, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, Ag. General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, said Mrs. Nike Aboderin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB). She holds an M.Sc degree in Banking and Finance of the University of Lagos. She has over 23years experience in the financial services industry and an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) graduate of Lagos Business School.

She also holds a post graduate certificate in Global Strategic Management (GSM) of the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. She is married with children.

Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi is a 1985 graduate of Economics of the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds an MBA in Finance of Clark Atlanta University, USA. He attended Kaduna Polytechnic, where he obtained Certificates in Management Studies.

He is also a seasoned Manager and until his current appointment, has worked in several Management capacities in different institutions, including, Phoenix Investment Services and British Petroleum. He is married with children.

It will be recalled that the members of the committee set up by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to review the administrative structure of FAAN were in the agency headquarters to implement the report which recommended that all the directors except one should be sacked and General Managers who were not properly placed and might have been brought in by politicians should be demoted and some sacked.

In all, 22 people were affected by this exercise. The Head of the Civil service of the federation had earlier ordered a comprehensive audit of FAAN as the place is said to be overstaffed and officials placed on grade levels they do not merit.

 


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