The federal government has named Mathew Pwajok, as the acting managing director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA).
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika conveyed Pwajok’s appointment in a letter dated January 12, 2022.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the agency was established to develop airspace infrastructure to meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).It provides air navigation services to ensure safe and efficient flight operations.
Pwajok, a former director of operations at NAMA, who retired in December 2021, succeeds Fola Akinkuotu, whose tenure expired on January 7, 2022.
According to the letter which was signed by the director of Human Resources, S.D Muhammad, on behalf of the minister,” I am directed to inform you that the honourable minister has approved that Pwajok Mathew Lawrence, Director of Operations, oversee the Office of the Managing Director/ CEO pending the appointment of a substantive MD/CEO,” the letter reads.
“You are to kindly accord the director all the necessary support and cooperation he needs while overseeing the office. While thanking you for your usual cooperation, please accept the esteem regards of the honourable minister.”
Sirika also announced the appointment and redeployment of directors and special assistants to his office, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), NAMA, and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The notice said officers deployed to the minister’s office are to continue to draw their salaries and other entitlements from the agencies of deployment.
“I am directed to inform that the Minister of Aviation has approved the re-appointment and redeployment of Directors and Special Assistants in the office of the Minister and the agencies as indicated in the attached list”.
“Officers deployed to the Minister’s Office are to continue to draw salaries and other entitlements from the agencies of deployment.
“I am also requesting that all handing and taking over exercise where applicable be completed before the close of work on January 21, 2022”, the statement read.