Tag: Yakubu Dati

MD FAAN Charges Kaduna Airport Staff On Safety

Staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria have been asked to adhere strictly to safety standards and procedure in line with Standard and Recommended Practices, recommended by the international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Yakubu Dati, General Manager,Corporate Affairs, FAAN,  in a statement wrote, “This charge was made by the Managing[Read More…]

Yakubu Dati Explains Why The Federal Government Sacked FAAN Director Of Finance

Press Releases The attention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been drawn to a misleading news story published recently in some newspapers, alleging that the Honourable Minister of Aviation had sacked FAAN’s Director of Finance, Mr. Tochuku Bede Uchendu over irregularities in his appointment and the granting[Read More…]

FAAN Says 13 Airports Ready With Airfield Lighting Soon

Press Releases Thirteen airports are being fitted with airfield lighting for improved productivity and enhanced operations. This was disclosed by the Hon Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka when he inaugurated the Common User Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) at the Domestic Terminal II of the Muratala Mohammed Airport on May 7,[Read More…]

“Chidoka’s Stimulus Plan”

By Yakubu Dati Last week, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka was in London. It was an opportunity for him to impress the international community with his plans to grow the budding, but fast-paced Nigerian aviation industry. The venue was the famous Chatham House, where Chidoka told his audience[Read More…]

Suspected Stowaway Found Dead In The Undercarriage Compartment Of Arik Air At MMIA

by Deji Abiodun Men of the Airport Police Command have evacuated the remains of a suspected stowaway discovered in the undercarriage compartment of an Arik Air aircraft – airbus A345, Reg CS-TFX at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on March 14, 2015. Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, said[Read More…]

Yakubu Dati: Nigerian Airports Not The Worst In Africa

These days, it has become a phenomenon to see phantom studies or researches in the public place. For those who know, such studies should be done away with. Some of them are politically motivated, while others hardly passed through the true test a genuine research expected to make a change[Read More…]

Yakubu Dati: Aviation Agencies Set For CAT 1 Re-Cert

Apart from these which would vastly raise the level of passenger’ s comfort and cargo handling capacity at the airports, within this period of time, FAAN has made itself fully compliant with ICAO standards for firefighting and rescue operations. Before July 2011, there were only 20 fire tenders available, but[Read More…]

Tony Iredia’s Nigerian Aviation Still Too Far Behind

By Yakubu Dati Mr Tony Iredia, the retired former director-general of the Nigeria television authority, NTA, recently fixed his gaze on the Nigerian aviation sector and had a few interesting comments to make about it. In his article titled,’ Aviation Reforms; Nigeria Still Too Far Behind, Iredia compared Nigeria to[Read More…]

Just In: Notice Of Power Up-Grade At MMA

 Notice is hereby given that installation of dedicated new 2.5MVA Transformer RING MAIN UNIT (RMU) to serve the chillers at the International terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport has commenced today, Monday, 10th March, 2014. This exercise which will last for three days. During the period, cooling at both the old check-in[Read More…]

Hi-Tech Explosive Detectors Purchased By Aviation Ministry

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Aviation has acquired Hi-tech three-in-one explosive detectors for 15 out of the 22 airports in the country. This is in a bid to intensify safety and security measures in Nigeria’s airports. The facilities would be capable of detecting liquid, metals and explosives during airport screening. Sspokesman for the[Read More…]