FG Appoints Directors For FAAN

The Federal Government has appointed two new Directors for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to fill vacant position aftermath sack and demotion of directors, Acting General Managers, Deputy General Managers and General Managers of the aviation agencies.  
The Federal Government had last week begun the restructuring exercise in FAAN with the demotion of some directors and 10 General Managers of the agency even as the Ministry of Transportation insisted that the new positions are the officials’ appropriate grade levels.
Many of the officials were gripped with fear, as there are also indications that many have been slated for retirement and could start receiving their letters immediately.
The Winnifred Oyo-Ita committee on restructuring of the aviation agency had recommended proper placement of personnel in all the aviation agencies.
Some of the demoted, sacked directors and General Managers were said not to have the requisite qualifications to man some of the sensitive positions they held, as some of them, including deputy general managers, were said to have left universities 10 years ago and could not have qualified for the office they held.
Acting General Manager, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the newly appointed directors are Mrs. Nike Aboderin, who was appointed Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA), and Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, appointed as Director of Commercial & Business Development (DCBD).

Aboderin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB). She holds an M.Sc degree in Banking and Finance of the University of Lagos.
Her over 23 years’ experience in the financial services industry exposed her to both public and private exploits at different institutions including multinationals.
She is an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) graduate of Lagos Business School, who also holds a post graduate certificate in Global Strategic Management (GSM) of the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
She is married and blessed with children.

Rafindadi is a 1985 graduate of Economics of the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds an MBA in Finance of Clark Atlanta University, USA. He attended Kaduna Polytechnic, where he obtained Certificates in Management Studies.
He is said to be a seasoned amiable Manager who started his career as a young officer and rose to the pinnacle through diligence and commitment.
Rafindadi until his current appointment, has worked in several Management capacities in different institutions, including, Phoenix Investment Services and British Petroleum. At the early stage of his career, he had a stint at the Ministry of Finance, Kaduna state.
The Management and staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) welcomes the new directors and looks forward to a good working relationship that will add value to the system.
Wole Shadare