Twenty one directors, general managers and deputy general managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, have been sacked by the federal government, Punch reports.
Reports said some of the general managers didn’t have the requisite qualifications for the sensitive positions they held, as many of them, including deputy general managers, had reportedly left the university about 10 years ago and could not have qualified for the office they held.
Almost all the directors were reportedly affected, while an acting director of finance was said to have been demoted to Grade Level 10 and redeployed to the Department of Information Communications and Technology.
Many of the sacked officers were moved from Grade Levels 17 and 16 down to 10, 12 and 14.
Some of the demoted workers were said to have received their letters, authorising them to report to their superiors, who were their subordinates before the exercise.
New directors of finance and accounts, as well as commercial and business development, have been appointed.
An official of the Aviation Ministry said the sacking was the first batch of the shake-up planned by FG to reposition the agency.