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(From This Day (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Ndubuisi Francis
The new management team of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) led by Engr. Mohammed Gambo Umar says the new focus is on infrastructural and manpower development. Ndubuisi Francis takes a look at this approach
For the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), it may be a new dawn if the mood of the moment is any guide. The new helmsman, Engr. Mohammed Gambo Umar seems to be on a mission to fashion out a new mix for an organisation that has been under several vicissitudes.
His appointment as the boss of FAAN was heralded with a deafening outcry both from the critical press and a section of the aviation community, particularly activits.
This was particularly so because his successor, Engr. Sani Baba was considered a performer whose removal was uncalled for while Umar was seen as an outsider with nothing to offer. That seems to be now history.
The new helmsman has fully assumed office and seems to be inspired by the cynicism that greeted his appointment to prove a point.
Penultimate week, he began a tour of airports. Airports visited were the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano otherwise known as MAKIA. Others are the Nnamidi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja and the Port Harcourt Airport.
While in Kano, the FAAN boss paid a courtesy call on the royal father of the ancient city, the Emir of Kano, His Highness Ado Bayero.
In his remarks at the palace, Engr. Umar said his visit was to acquaint the royal father with the problems of MAKIA.
He noted that …