The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren has been removed. His removal was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. The removal which was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan takes immediate effect.
It was revealed in the statement that Demuren was relieved of his post as a result of negative comments from stakeholders in the aviation industry. The statement which was signed by Sam Nwaobasi, the SGF’s Special Assistant on Media reads in part: “Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved the removal of Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren from Office as the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with effect from 12th March 2013.
This is consequent to a careful consideration of Dr. Demuren’s unsatisfactory response to the numerous concerns of stakeholders in the Aviation Sector. Mr. President wishes him well in his future endeavours.”