A minor shake-up was effected at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday with eight contract officers relieved of their appointments.
Also sacked were three special assistants who served with the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka.
The aides were brought to the agency by the former minister, it was learnt.
According to the authority, their appointments ceased with the departure of Chidoka who hired their services.
A statement from the NCAA yesterday signed by the Acting General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, said the exercise was carried out “to enhance efficiency in service delivery and safe flight operations in and out of the nation’s airspace.”
Contracts of the eight sacked officers were to run consecutively for four years contrary to the rules on tenure of contract appointments, the statement said.
The agency said competent and skilled officers from the affected directorates /departments have accordingly been re- assigned to fill the positions.
“It is pertinent to point out that the management’s decision to carry out this exercise is in conformity with extant rules on tenure of contract appointments and in line with NCAA’s conditions of service.
“The authority has put in place, plans to train staff for the purpose of succession and take over from ageing workers in its service”, the statement added.
It assured the public of its commitment to the oversight responsibilities of the industry in order to guaranteed safe flight operations in the country.