Barely a week before the end of the Buhari administration, the federal government at the weekend sacked the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt Rabiu Yadudu and immediately replaced him with Kabir Yusuf Mohammed.
It was gathered that Yadudu’s initial four-year tenure expires in a few week’s time and since the government wanted to give others a chance to head the agency, he was kicked out.
But prior to his successor’s elevation, Kabir Mohammed was the Regional General Manager, North Central of FAAN, with his office at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Sources who confirmed the development to Daily Sun said that Yadudu’s sack is the beginning of the gale of retrenchments expected to hit other aviation agencies this week.
The appointment of the new FAAN MD at the tail end of an administration came as a shocker to the aviation industry.
Capt. Yadudu was appointed FAAN MD four years ago.
His successor, Mohammed, comes with a requisite experience in the public service.
He worked at the Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (1992 -1994) – General Services Office and Ecological Fund Office.
He was at the State House, Office of the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief (Principal Secretary’s Office 1994 – 1998); Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment (1999); Special Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 2000; Personal Assistant to the Chairman, National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria, Port-Harcourt (2001); Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Frenchies Limited (2002); Personal Assistant to Chairman, A & Hatman Limited; Admin. Manager, Interlinks Insurance, Abuja and Admin, among other positions he had occupied.