President Jonathan sacks Director of Finance of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

The federal government has fired Director of Finance of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Tochukwu Bede Uchendu.

Uchendu was relieved of his duties due to a petition by two leading aviation labour unions, Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), over irregularities associated with his appointment and unapproved waiver grants worth N1 billion.

The unions are also said to have petitioned for the sack of the commercial director of FAAN.

The report further states that “In a letter dated April 27, 2015, which was signed by the director of Human Resources, A. A. Tsafe, for the minister of aviation, Uchendu was directed to vacate the office until a due process initiated for his appointment was concluded and formal letter of appointment issued to him.”