Pwajok oversees NAMA as FG redeploys Directors, SAs in aviation agencies


The Federal Government on Wednesday effected some changes in the nation’s aviation sector.

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, has been replaced with a former Director of Operations in the agency, Lawrence Pwajok.

The five-year tenure of Akinkuotu ended on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Pwajok, who retired from service in December 2021, was directed by a letter from the Ministry of Aviation, Human Resource Management FMA/PS/APPT/ CEO/014/1/23 to oversee the affairs of the agency as Managing Director/CEO.

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The letter titled: ‘Appointment of Director to Oversee the Office of the Managing Director/ CEO’ was signed by A.D Muhammad for the Honourable Minister.

The letter reads: “I am directed to inform you that the Honourable Minister has approved that Mr. Pwajok, Mathew Lawrence, Director of Operations oversee the Office of the Managing Director/ CEO pending the appointment of a substantive MD/CEO.”

Meanwhile, the minister, Hadi Sirika, has approved the re-appointments and redeployments of Directors and Special Assistants in the Office of the Honourable Minister and some of the aviation agencies – Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and NAMA.


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