Minister orders aviation agency to relocate headquarters to Abuja
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has directed all aviation agencies to relocate their headquarters to Abuja within 45 days.The directive, contained in a memo from the ministry, dated May 4, this year, stated that this was in line with the federal government’s 2012 order to relocate all corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and in line with the current economic challenges.
Affected are the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), who currently have their headquarters in Lagos.
The letter, dated May 4, 2020, with reference FMA/PMD/7061/T/4 and signed by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mohammad Shehu, on behalf of the minister, stated that the relocation was to ensure efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery, as well as reduce the cost of governance.
Captioned ‘Relocation of Aviation Agencies to Abuja, read: “I am directed to remind you of a presidential directive issued in 2012 requesting all the agencies under the Ministry of Aviation to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) for efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery and note that eight (8) years after the directive, the agencies are yet to comply.
“Accordingly, considering the current situation and the economic impact worldwide, as well as the need to reduce the cost of governance and manage scarce resources in a sustainable way, it has become imperative and further to the honorable minister’s directive (copy attached) to request that you facilitate and complete the relocation of your corporate headquarters within the next forty five (45) days in line with this earlier directive.”
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