26 November 2012

Nigeria: Draft Report Wants NCAA Boss Sacked

The tenure of the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Harold Demuren, has since expired and he should be sacked, according to the report of the joint National Assembly committee on Dana crash.

In the draft report which is yet to be presented to the two chambers, the lawmakers found out from records of the NCAA that Demuren "had served out his first five year two months tenure before the Dana crash and had not been re-appointed as required by the NCAA Act part IV section 8 subsection i. In consequence therefore, Dr. Demuren's position as current DG of NCAA is in breach of the Act, and ipso facto, illegal."

The panel recommended for the immediate review of the NCAA Act and called on the Federal government to "take immediate step to appoint a new DG through the due legal process."

The Senate had earlier passed resolution calling for the sack of the NCAA boss over regulatory failures in the agency under his leadership.

In the report, the agency under Demuren was heavily indicted over weak regulatory regime and general inefficiency.

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