ICAO elects Nigerian Representative, Musa Nuhu, as 2nd Vice President

The International Civil Aviation Organisation Council has elected Nigerian Representative, Mr Musa Nuhu, as the Second Vice-President of the Council at its 211th Session in Montreal, Canada.

A statement by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, on Monday in Abuja, said that the first and third Vice-Presidents were from Singapore and Panama respectively.

Odaudu said that Musa Nuhu would function as ICAO Council’s Second Vice- President on one-year tenure.

He said that Nuhu’s election and that of the other two Vice-Presidents was in compliance with Rules of Procedure for the Council (ICAO Doc 7559/10).

According to him, the Rules of Procedure states that “In the absence of the President, the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-President or the Third Vice-President in that order shall exercise the functions vested in the President by these Rules of Procedure.”

Odaudu said that Nuhu started his career as an Airline Pilot with defunct Nigeria Airways before serving for over 15 years as a captain and safety officer with Presidential Air Fleet.

Nuhu ventured into the private sector for 10 years as an Airline Captain, Safety Officer and Chief Pilot.

Nuhu was Technical Assistant to the Minister of State, Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika before his appointment as the Representative of Nigeria on ICAO Council.

In addition to Airline Transport Pilot Licence, Captain Nuhu holds the prestigious International Aviation MBA Degree from Concordia University Montreal, Canada.

He also obtained several professional and managerial certificates in Aviation Safety, Aircraft Accident Investigation, Audit, Quality Management Systems amongst others.

Captain Nuhu is a member of several professional organisations including the renowned Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK.

Odaudu said the Council also elected Mr Tee Chiou Ng, the Representative of Singapore as the First Vice-President and Mr Germinal Sarasqueta Oller of Panama as the Third Vice-President.

(NAN)

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