FG Confirms Saleh Dunoma As MD FAAN

FG Confirms Saleh Dunoma As MD FAANThe Federal Government has confirmed Mr Saleh Dunoma as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The Acting General Manager, FAAN Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said the appointment was ratified by the Presidency in a statement released on Thursday.

Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director, Mr Dunoma was the Director in charge of Projects in the Authority.

He is currently the African Regional President of Airport Council International (ACI), a body overseeing the safety and security of airports globally.

FAAN Constitutes Panel To Investigate Fire Incident

FAAN Constitutes Panel To Investigate Fire IncidentThe Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has constituted a panel of inquiry to investigate the fire incident that occurred on Tuesday at its headquarters in Lagos.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, after he inspected affected areas alongside his management team.

The fire, which is said to have started from the Finance Department, crippled activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

Mr Dunoma said the committee is to investigate the entire incident, with a view to evaluating the immediate and remote causes of the fire, determining the extent of damage, and making recommendations to forestall future recurrence.

While the committee is expected to turn in its reports within the next two weeks, the FAAN MD said the Police will also continue their investigation to unravel the cause of the incident.

Senate Inspects Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Facilities

Senate Inspects Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport FacilitiesThe Senate Committee on Aviation has visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, to inspect the maintenance of its infrastructure and equipment.

Members of the committee went on inspection of the former domestic wing of the airport to access the state of infrastructure and the quality of work being done on the new terminal.

Speaking after the inspection on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Musa Kwankwaso, expressed dissatisfaction with the maintenance of the airport facilities.

He said that the committee would make a report of its findings and make recommendations to the Senate.

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, who led the Senators on the inspection, said that the agency was working to ensure the safety of travellers.

FAAN To Complete Port Harcourt Airport Terminal In 2016

FAAN on port harcourt airportThe international terminal of the Port Harcourt Airport is billed to be completed in 2016.

This is according to the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, during a visit to the airport in the Rivers State capital on Thursday.

Mr Dunoma said that the structure that houses the domestic wing was meant to be temporary, but efforts were being doubled up to ensure that befitting international airports are delivered in Port Harcourt and other parts of the country.

The FAAN officials paid a visit to the airport for a spot assessment of the state of the airport which had recently been rated as one of the worst in the world.

As construction work continues at the international terminal of the airport, passengers would continue to hope for a more befitting structure in the coming months.

Aviation Ministry To Revert To Original Designs Of Abuja and Lagos Airports

Lagos AirportThe Senate Committee on Aviation has directed the Ministry of Aviation to revert to the original designs for the new terminals at the Lagos and Abuja International Airports.

The committee gave the directive at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Aviation and the Debt Management Office (DMO).

The Ministry of Aviation had altered the design of the new terminals of the airports as a result of insufficient land.

At the meeting, the Committee on Aviation also sought clarification on the $500million loan from the Chinese Exim Bank for the construction of terminals at four international airports and the $100million counterpart funding for the project.

Responding, the Director-General of the Debt Management Office, Mr Abraham Nwankwo, said that the Ministry of Aviation had secured the counterpart loan of $100million and would start the repayment plan which would span seven years.

The American Transportation Safety Administration’s Attaché for Central and West Africa, Ms. Mcneir Loretta, had visited Nigeria on a three-day working visit in April.

Mcneir’s visit was a follow-up assessment to the aviation security audit that was carried out on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja in December 2013.

Mcneir, who is based in Senegal, commenced her programme with a courtesy call on the Acting Director-General, NCAA, Mr. Benedict Adeyileka.

She also met with the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, before visiting the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Dr. Jamilla Shu’ara.

NNPC Vs House Of Reps: Court Orders House To Correct Impression

house_of_repsA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has asked the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to address a news conference to correct the erroneous impression that the court issued an order restraining the House from investigating the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

At the resumed hearing of the suit, lawyer to the plaintiffs, Mr Etigwe Uwa, berated the actions of the House of Representatives for stalling the hearing of the suit challenging the constitutionality of the House of Representatives’ summon to the Minister of Petroleum Resources and some parastatals under the ministry.

Lawyer to the House of Representatives, Abubakar Mahmoud, however, apologised to the court for the misrepresentation of facts by his client, saying that it was not done intentionally.

Efforts by the plaintiff’s counsel to move his application for an order restraining the House of Representatives from investigating the Minister of Petroleum Resources was turned down by the court as Justice Ahmed Mohammed promised an accelerated hearing of the suit.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, after listening to all the parties adjourned the hearing of the suit to June 19 and ordered that all processes must be served before the date.

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Account had on Thursday, May 22, issued fresh summons to the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Allison-Madueke, to appear before it over the alleged expenses of 10billion Naira on private jets.

Also summoned were the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu; Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Engr. Saleh Dunoma; the Managing Director of Pipeline and Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPPMC, Mr Haruna Momoh; Vistajet International Limited and other stakeholders.